Michael specialises in providing strategic advice to financial institutions, fund managers, government agencies, industry associations and large superannuation funds. Michael is Executive Director of Rice Warner, which he founded in December 1987.
Michael has undertaken pioneering research into Age Pension dependency and trends. He has a keen interest in the integration of social security and superannuation, as well as measuring the adequacy of retirement incomes.
He was Chairman of QSuper’s Investment Committee from January 2009 to June 2013 and remained an independent investment expert on the committee until March 2016.
Michael was appointed to the StatePlus Board in October 2016, a position which he held until May 2019.
He is a former Councillor of the Actuaries Institute and was convener of the Actuaries Institute’s Public Policy Committee from 2014 to 2019. He was awarded Actuary of the Year for 2017.
In the 2020 Australia Day honours, Michael received an award of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his “distinguished service to business and economics, particularly to the actuarial profession, and through advisory roles.”