Michael joined RCP in 2019 and was absorbed straight into the Retail Podium work on Commercial Bay. Since then, Michael has focused on the healthcare sector within RCP and has successfully delivered several complex projects in live clinical environments at Middlemore Hospital. He is currently leading several high-profile healthcare projects, including a new private hospital for Greenlane that is nearing the end of the design phase, and a range of projects at Middlemore that are in various construction and design phases.
A keen problem solver, Michael’s strength is his ability to home in on core issues without getting distracted by peripheral matters. With his wealth of experience behind him, Michael’s known for keeping a cool head under pressure.
Michael is an enthusiastic mentor and firmly believes in learning by doing and including his team in the whole process. He derives a lot of satisfaction from exposing less experienced team members to challenges. His approach is to provide a clear direction and the motivation, and let them plot their own path, albeit with some guidance.
Michael has followed two distinct career paths, which have given him diverse experience to draw upon. After attending university in Tasmania, Michael became a ships officer, taking oil tankers and container ships around the world. This was his first foray into very detailed logistical planning. In addition, he was part of the project management team, coordinating up to a thousand workers through the routine ship maintenance and repair work, which was detailed down to quarter-hour increments!
After five years at sea, Michael retrained as an architect, practising for almost 20 years before joining RCP, pursuing what has become his main passion, project management – providing structure and involvement in projects from their infancy and through to completion.
Michael has in-depth knowledge of the design process and can help design teams to navigate risks and issues, and guide them to be more productive and profitable. He is also skilled at creating detailed pre-planning for project execution yet is sufficiently flexible to adjust the plan as required.
Michael still loves the sea and regularly enjoys going sailing with his family around the coast. He’s also quite the home handyman and can often be found renovating his home. Another passion is exploring new cultures and experiences overseas.
Scott Building Reclad, Counties Manukau DHB
Cath Lab & Dialysis Unit, Counties Manukau DHB
Kakariki Private Hospital
Gastroenterology Expansion, Edmund Hillary Building
Nelson Street Development, Auckland
Heritage Park Lifestyle Village
Killarney Street Luxury Retirement Complex