Michael is familiar with discipline, and that anything worth doing right requires hard work. He’s able to apply that practice to Telstra Ventures, where he leads investor reporting, valuation and financial management of all funds. Outside of work, he also applies it to his ongoing study of the Japanese martial art Aikido. Before channeling his efforts for Telstra Ventures, however, Michael spent a number of years in Australia and the U.K. in financial accounting roles in multinational technology, industrial and publicly-listed venture capital funds. It was there in the U.K. where he was able to pursue another passion, his love of history and comedy, and was able to visit as many Monty Python and the Holy Grail film locations as possible.