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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.

Michael also served as a Commissioner with the Tasmanian Industrial Commission between 2010 and 2017.

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



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North Sydney NSW
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Brisbane QLD
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