Michael is a Co-Founder and Chief Policy, Impact, and Government Relations Officer at Global Citizen. Over the past decade, Global Citizen’s campaigns have led to over $35 billion distributed to anti-poverty efforts worldwide. Michael leads Global Citizen’s campaigns to rally support from governments, businesses, and foundations to help end extreme poverty, working with many global artists and leaders. Michael has written on development issues in publications including Forbes, the Guardian, and Huffington Post and has been interviewed by ABC, BBC, VICE Impact, and other news outlets. The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth named Michael as a finalist for 2017 Young Commonwealth Person of the Year. He is also a board member for the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and the Advisory Board of Parliamentarians for the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in law and political science from the University of Western Australia and was 2013 Young Western Australian of the Year.