Michelle has over 15 years of experience in corporate services with a focus on new investment, business growth and technology commercialisation. She has held senior positions with private sector companies and not-for-profit organisations. Her employment prior to joining VCS Foundation included senior roles with ShineWing Australia, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, KPMG, the Australian Institute for Commercialisation, Nanotechnology Victoria and CSIRO. Michelle holds a PhD and a Masters in Intellectual Property Law. She has a research background in industrial-based projects across nanotechnology, advanced materials, microbial corrosion and bio-energy. Michelle is a lecturer at The University of Melbourne in Licensing Law and Technology Transfer and member of the Victorian Regional Committee of LESANZ. Currently as Director Corporate Services, Michelle overseas the finance, human resources and corporate governance components of VCS Foundation. She has a passion and commitment to VCS Foundation’s important work in preventing cancer and infectious diseases and saving lives.