With over 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceuticals and healthcare sector and deep professional global networks, Michelle is an award-winning and well-recognised leader in the Australian innovation industries.
Establishing The Social Science in 2014, successfully selling the business to ShareRoot in April 2018 and guiding the development and commercialisation of a specialist application of ShareRoot’s key digital and data rights platform technology (Media Consent) in the medical sector, Michelle has a track record of business building, creative disruption and commercialisation of technologies. Michelle is a renowned speaker, mentor, author and collaborator across both creative and technology-centric industry sectors. Best known for her role in leading the Victorian biotechnology sector as CEO of the BioMelbourne Network, Michelle is also recognised as a vocal advocate for Women in STEMM as co-founder of Women in STEMM Australia. Michelle is the Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017, was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll for Women in 2018, a finalist in the Australian Small Business Awards and winner of the Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow 2018 Award.