Michael has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry across a variety of senior roles and responsibilities, including as chief executive officer of First State Super between 2004 and 2018.
Michael was appointed as Chairman of Australia for UNHCR (the private sector partner of the UN Refugee Agency) in 2018, after having been a board director for the organisation since its launch in 2000. His other directorships include Chair of NSW TCorp and Director of ASX-listed Iress, and he is also a member of the ASIC Consultative Panel and the Global Advisory Council Tobacco Free Portfolios.
In 2011, Michael was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to the superannuation industry through leadership and executive roles, and to the community as a director of Australia for UNHCR. Two industry scholarships have been established in his name – the Aware Super Michael Dwyer Scholarship for Emerging Leaders and the FEAL Michael Dwyer Leadership Scholarship.
Michael holds a Diploma of Superannuation Management, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Superannuation) and a Diploma of Public Administration, FASFA. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA).