Born in Christchurch but raised in Blenheim, Michael calls Christchurch home. It’s here that he lives with his wife Glenys and their children.
He originally started his career as an electronics technician for a Wellington company, manufacturing foreign object detection equipment for the food and textiles industry. Having attained the position of Senior Service Engineer, He left that company to spend three years driving tour coaches in Europe and the UK.
When he had enough of living out of a backpack, he returned to Christchurch. After a few years specialising in industrial XRay, metal detection and weighing systems, he started working for the Canterbury District Health Board. As a Biomedical Services Technician, his specific areas of responsibility include the Emergency Department, Resuscitation Equipment, Rural Hospitals and numerous clients outside the hospital. He is passionate about his job and relishes the fact that he is able to use his skills and enthusiasm working alongside other medical professionals to improve patient care. It excites him that, having worked for more than 10 years in this field, he is still constantly learning new things, and working on new equipment.
Outside of work, he enjoys breeding quail and spending time exploring the outdoors with his family.
He is excited about what the future holds; Christchurch following the earthquakes is turning into an amazing city, and with a rapidly growing health service, the District Health Board is a stimulating and interesting place to work.