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Michael has been a consultant at Holland Beckett since 1996.

After completing a law degree at Victoria University in 1980 Michael commenced employment with Kensington Swan in Wellington where he spent 3 years.

Michael moved to Tauranga in 1985 and became a partner at Holland Beckett Maltby in 1986. From 1989 he headed the commercial team at Hobec and acted for a number of public companies, banks, national and local businesses, developers and trusts.

In 1996 he became a consultant to the firm. Since that time he has been a director of a number of companies including NZX and ASX public companies and local government companies and is currently chairman of the BOP Regional Council's Quayside Group of Companies; Chairman of Craigs Investment Partners Investment Management Limited and Craigs Investment Partners Superannuation Management Limited.

Michael is also a Director Port of Tauranga Limited, Custodial Services Limited, and First Mortgage Managers Limited.

Michael is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.


  • LLB, Victoria University 1980
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 1981


Community Activity

  • New Zealand Golf - Director