Michelle lives in Auckland where she has worked as a business consultant and advisor for almost 20 years. She has strong commercial business experience from a range of industries specialising in strategic development, performance improvement and focusing on long term objectives and sustainability. She also offers 15 years of successful business ownership experience, which provides practical expertise and enables her to have a broad understanding and empathy of all stakeholders. Michelle is new to the disability sector but she has had an immediate family member experience the difficulty navigating through some of the organisations so she has a drive to make this easier and more accessible. Michelle recently completed a Masters of Business Administration (with Distinction). She is a member of the Institute of Directors and holds a Diploma in Business Management.