Michelle joined the National Security College in April 2017, on secondment from the Department of Defence as the Senior Advisor Cyber Security. Michelle’s career has focussed on national security elements in intelligence and security, with a strong focus on emerging technologies, cyber and information policy development and multi-national relationships.
Most recently Michelle was leading a development program focused on talent strategies for cyber and intelligence professionals, working closely with Australian universities to support STEM talent development and intern opportunities. She has led a range of security engagements across the Defence portfolio, Defence Industry and 5-eyes partners in support of security policy development, security information agreements, strategic security planning, security training and awareness.
Michelle has led teams in Cyber Security Relationships within the Australian Signals Directorate with responsibilities for strategic engagement with Federal & State governments, key Industry partners on cyber security solutions and technologies development and delivery of cyber security policy, advice and information resources relevant to the current cyber environment.
Michelle has served in Washington as the Australian liaison providing Australian perspectives to shape and contribute to operational requirements to further strengthen the bilateral relations.
Michelle has also worked in the private sector providing consulting service expertise to a range of government Departments including Defence, Telstra and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Michelle joined the Public Service in 2002 after a 13 year career with the Royal Australian Navy.
Michelle holds a Master of Arts in Strategy & Management from the University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Further Education & Training for the University of Queensland and has attended the Senior Executives in National & International Security Executive Program at Harvard / Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
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