Michael Carroll serves in a board and advisory capacity for a range of agribusiness entities. Michael is Chairman of Elders Limited, Viridis Ag Pty Limited and Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. Michael is a Director on the Boards of Select Harvests Limited and Paraway Pastoral Company Limited. Former board positions include Sunny Queen Australia Pty Limited, Tassal Group Limited, the Australian Farm Institute, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited, Queensland Sugar Limited, Rural Finance Corporation of Victoria, Meat and Livestock Australia and the Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation.
Michael’s advisory clients have included government, major banks and institutional investors. He comes from a family who have been involved in agriculture for over 145 years and has his own property in South West Victoria.
Michael has senior executive experience in a range of companies, including establishing and leading the National Australia Bank (NAB) Agribusiness division. Michael worked for several years as a Senior Adviser in the NAB internal investment banking and corporate advisory team. Before joining the NAB, Michael worked for a range of agribusiness companies including Monsanto Agricultural Products and a biotechnology venture capital company.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from La Trobe University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Business School. Michael has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Boston, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Michael is the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.