Michelle rejoined NZAM in March 2010 as Senior Research Analyst after returning from six years overseas, having previously worked for NZAM from 2001 to 2004. She spent the majority of her time overseas working in London for BNP Paribas and Russell Investments as a Performance Analyst.

Michelle graduated from University of Auckland with a BA/BCom majoring in Statistics and Finance. She has a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) from the CFA Institute and has passed the Level 3 exam in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme.