Originally from Auckland New Zealand, Michael has 20+ years of advertising and marketing experience across 3 continents in 8 countries. Starting in advertising at Leo Burnett Auckland in 1989. In the subsequent years, he worked at Leo Burnett Wellington before moving to Leo Burnett Chicago as VP on Procter and Gamble.
From the US, he moved to start up and run Leo Burnett’s operations in Vietnam. From there it was onto Managing Director of Leo Burnett’s Taiwan operation and then Managing Director of Leo Burnett Canada. After briefly returning to Chicago in 2003, Michael returned to Asia in January 2004 as the CEO for Leo Burnett Greater China responsible for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China.
In 2011 Michael moved back to the US with Publicis Groupe taking up his current role as EVP Worldwide Account Director leading the Enterprise Brand for Citi based in New York for Publicis Worldwide During 20+ years with Publicis Groupe he has worked on many of the Groupes key global and regional multinational clients including P&G, Coca Cola, McDonalds, Kellogg, Philip Morris, United Airlines, General Motors, BMW, Johnnie Walker and Citi.