Mr Barker has over 25 years' experience in global private equity and M&A transactions. Most recently, Michael was the Managing Partner of the Mergers & Acquisitions Team at King & Wood Mallesons. He was responsible for the team's financial and operating performance, business strategy and planning, client relationships and business development and was leading a team of over 250 senior lawyers across Australia. Most recently Michael has taken some time off to travel and pursue further study. On his travels, he completed volunteer work in India and South Africa.