General Manager, Altitude Aerospace Interiors
Design Thinking in Action, Summit Presentation
Michael, after completing a degree in engineering at Auckland
University, joined Air New Zealand Engineering Services as a
structures engineer. As a CAANZ delegated approval holder he was
appointed leader of the Aero Support Group, overseeing aircraft
repair and minor modifications.
In 2001 Michael worked for Boeing in Seattle. He returned to Air
New Zealand in 2003 to lead the Auckland Design Team, later
becoming Manager of Air New Zealand Design Services delivering the
Air New Zealand 747 Interior Upgrade. On the back of that success,
Air New Zealand Design Engineering pursued third party contracts
and this led to the proposal to form Altitude.
Michael led the formation of Altitude Aerospace Interiors Limited
in 2008, and became the General Manager.