Michael Huggins has over 18 years of experience in consulting with a focus on mining, gas, industrial goods, logistics and manufacturing sectors. He joined the board of Coates Hire as a non-executive director in September 2013 and is also a director at Partners In Performance, a management consulting firm. Prior to that, Mr Huggins worked at Mckinsey & Co and Rio Tinto. He has experience in commercial due diligence, operational improvement, sales force effectiveness, restructuring and capital optimisation. Mr Huggins holds an honours degree in Engineering from the University of Queensland, and an Honours degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.