Michael was born in the UK, qualifying there as a Solicitor in 1981, the same year he moved to Sydney and was admitted to practice in New South Wales. The following year he started in search and recruitment and this was his career for 36 years till he retired in 2018.
He ran Hamilton, James and Bruce from 1985 to 2001. In 2002 he established Carmichael Fisher, initially in Sydney and Melbourne, he then opened offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. He visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi over 30 times prior to successful sale of the local business.
Both his parents left Germany aged 15 in 1939, his Father was Kindertransport, then a Dunera Boy - 2nd youngest and first to be released.
Whilst Michael first visited Israel in 1973, his interest, awareness, concern, and involvement has been in recent years. This now includes frequent visits to Israel.