Michael was previously a Principal at BHP, helping to guide its multi-billion dollar AI/ automation growth strategy and R&D portfolio. Before BHP, he practised as an M&A lawyer with top-tier law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth. There, Michael advised on a number of fundraising transactions (incl. in the mining and aquaculture sectors) and helped to drive the firm’s “emerging technologies” practice.
Dr Julia Reisser is a highly regarded marine scientist and adjunct fellow at the University of Western Australia. She holds a doctorate in plastic pollution with over 15 years of experience leading R&D for universities, technology companies and foundations. Julia is also completing her MBA at UWA and has a PHD, Masters and Honours in Oceanography.