Michael Hirshowitz

Michael is the former Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director of Accent Group Limited. Over his 21-year career with the group, Michael was instrumental in transforming the business from a small private company into Australia and New Zealand’s largest listed footwear business.

Michael is also a non-Executive Director of Kogan.com.Ltd a listed online retail business and in an advisory role, as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Guzman Y Gomez, Australia’s largest Mexican Restaurant chain.

His role as both a senior executive and public company board member has provided Michael with a unique insight into the interface between efficiently functioning boards and their management teams. This has enabled him to develop deep skills in across a wide range of complex business situations in order to distil key objectives, opportunities, priorities, risks and other important metrics to efficiently deliver optimal outcomes for all stakeholders.

Michael holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and was a Chartered Accountant. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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