Michelle has over 20 years’ executive leadership experience in the health, aged care and training sectors. She is currently the CEO of Oryx Communities, a West Australian owned aged care provider. A committed advocate for issues around ageing positively and planning for an ageing population, Michelle served as a Federal Board Director of the national peak body Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and a Committee Member of the LASA Admissions and Governance Committee, Human Resources Working Group and Finance, Audit and Risk Committee for several years.

As an avid animal lover, Michelle shares her home with two dogs, three cats and her partner. She believes in the ‘adopt, don't shop’ motto and that community engagement and education are key to effecting positive change in animal welfare, as well as tougher penalties for animal cruelty.