Michael joined SVA as founding CEO in 2002 after 15 years as a co-founder and Executive Director of Macquarie Group’s private equity arm, Macquarie Direct Investment. Michael currently has a range of primarily social purpose Chair and board roles including Chair of Goodstart Early Learning, Chairman of Assetic Pty Ltd, a Director of M H Carnegie & Co, Sunsuper and a member of the Council of the National Museum of Australia.  He is the author of ‘Jumping Ship – From the world of corporate Australia to the heart of social investment’ which reflects on his personal and professional journey and has been a widely acclaimed manifesto for change and action in the social purpose sector.

In 2010 Michael was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to non-profit organisations.

Michael stepped down as CEO of SVA in October 2014. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Harvard University.

You can follow Michael on Twitter @Michael_Traill

Download Michael’s presentation from the NDS Forum (24 March, 2015) (PDF, 817 KB)