Michael Pilbrow lives and works in the Yass Valley, NSW. Michael is a passionate advocate for rural and regional Australia, having served as President of the Yass Valley Business Chamber and his Yass-based business winning Outstanding Employer of Choice Award for the Far South Coast Region in the NSW Business Awards.
Michael has 16 years’ experience in supporting cooperative development. Michael co-founded the National Health Cooperative, Australia’s largest primary health-care co-operative, with around 32,000 active members. Michael has supported co-operative development and advised consumer and producer groups across a range of sectors in regional Australia, including aged care, childcare, sport and agriculture.
Through his consultancy business, Michael helps clients develop strategies, engage with communities and members, prepare for adverse events and strengthen governance. Recent clients include a rural council, a rural village association, a regional business group and the CSIRO.