Michael Heffernan

Michael Heffernan

Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand

Michael joined CLV in May 2009 as Chief Financial Officer of the Australian business and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CLV Australia in July 2010. In January 2016 Michael was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of CLV’s New Zealand business. Michael is responsible for the strategic leadership and overall management of CLV’s southern hemisphere business and represents Australia and New Zealand as part of the CLV Global Executive.

In addition to managing CLV’s southern hemisphere operational and financial performance, Michael plays a leading role in sourcing and assessing business development opportunities. Over the past few years Michael has played a pivotal role in a multi-campus acquisition with Western Sydney University, an NRAS development with Edith Cowan University, and a new on campus development at the University of Melbourne. In 2015 Michael successfully led the bid process for a new 1,000 bed management contract with the University of Sydney.

A Chartered Accountant by background, Michael has previously worked in senior roles managing large teams in the transport and infrastructure sectors, both in Australia and in the United Kingdom. Michael is also a Chartered Company Secretary with a solid grounding in governance and risk management.