Mike is a fellow and former National Chairman of Ag Institute of Australia. Following a successful farm management career, he established what is now Meridian Agriculture in 1983. In his capacity as a Farm Management Consultant with Meridian, Mike has been involved in hundreds of farm succession cases. He is in the final stages of a PhD which has included sixteen major and 100 minor succession studies. The sixteen studies contrast how some families have successfully managed succession over several generations, with families which have not. Mike has written and broadcast on many agricultural issues and is an accomplished presenter.