Michael Sutherland has lived and worked in the Central West Catchment most of his life though he started his professional life working as a geologist in South Africa. Michael has spent 17 years as a farmer and 23 years in the mining industry (six years overlapping).

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Sydney (1981) and currently is employed by Alkane Resources Ltd as General Manager NSW – working as an environmental scientist. Alkane has several mineral development projects in the Central West.

Specialties: Leading practice sustainable community development