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Michael Gay Senior Consultant

Michael Gay has recently retired after more than two decades as a Commissioner with, firstly, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, and more recently the Fair Work Commission. Michael was initially appointed in early 1990, and retired in early 2013.

He is currently a Commissioner with the Tasmanian Industrial Commission and has right of private practice beyond Tasmania.

Prior to being appointed as a Commissioner, Michael held senior industrial relations roles with Ansett Airlines.

His broad and deep understanding of the industrial environment in Australia, and overseas, combined with his skills as a mediator, conciliator and arbitrator, enables him to assist organisations with a wide range of workplace and industrial matters, such as:

  • Strategic and tactical industrial relations advice
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Resolution of complex workplace matters involving staff

Consulting Expertise

Industrial Relations & Governance

  • Michael regularly works within Australia. Asia and Africa on a range of industrial and governance related assignments.

Workplace Mediation

  • Michael has assisted a number of organisations (private and public) to work through and seek workable resolutions to complex matters that have arisen between employees in the workplace.

Contact Details:

Michael Gay (Senior Consultant)

Contact Gary Champion Principal , HBA Consulting

Phone No. : 02 62474490 , 0419401250



29 Somerville,
PH : 02 6247 4490


Level 32, 101 Miller St,
North Sydney NSW
PH: 02 8019 7164


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1 Southbank Boulevard,
Southbank VIC,
PH: 03 9982 4544


Level 19, 10 Eagle Street,
Brisbane QLD
PH: 07 3303 0807