Michael is currently a Byron Shire Councillor and is the Greens candidate for Richmond ( an electorate spanning Tweed to Ballina ) at the next Federal election. He has been the General Manager of Santos Organics for the last 6 years. He has overseen the transformation of a once-struggling business to a strong local employer that has recently transitioned into a not-for-profit environmental charity. Michael was elected to Byron Shire Council in 2016 as part of the Greens ticket on a platform of supporting local sustainable agriculture and a chemical-free shire.