Michele has over 25 years experience both overseas and locally in the financial services industry with particular emphasis on fund management, banking, compliance and governance, finance, lending and advisory services. Her compliance and regulatory services company Compliance First International, which she founded in 2008, provides compliance advisory and regulatory services, independent member/chair of compliance committees and responsible manager services for Australian financial services licensees, asset managers and investor groups. Her regulatory experience covers all licence applications across advice, the full range of licence authorities and financial product issuers (responsible entities and wholesale licensees). Other regulatory expertise includes PE/VC investment vehicles where she has successfully project managed applications for the registration of venture capital limited partnerships (VCLPs).
In her current role as Executive Director and founder of Centurion Capital Michele drives new business in trustee and fund administration services for wholesale investment products. Her advisory services include working with international entrants into the Australian financial services regime. Her technical and operational competence in managing funds in Australia as well as her wide national network is highly regarded by her clients. She is considered an expert in the set up and operation of managed investment schemes.
Her skills include fund operations, project management, the establishment of fund management businesses, licensing, compliance, trustee services and regulatory services.
Michele is an experienced fund manager and has managed funds in excess of AUD1.3 billion. Her passion is property, infrastructure, investment strategy and fund structuring. She has a sound knowledge of the investment industry and has run a successful unlisted property fund management business for the Sunland Group, an ASX public listed company.
Michele’s career has spanned corporate executive financial directorships in public and large proprietary companies in private health insurance, media, information technology and various consulting roles in banking, banking software and the pharmaceutical industry. Her C-suite roles have been in a CEO, CFO and COO capacity. She is an experienced non-executive board member.