Michael Trail AM

Michael joined Social Ventures Australia (SVA) as founding CEO in 2002 after 15 years as a co-founder and Executive Director of Macquarie Group’s private equity arm, Macquarie Direct Investment.

He is Chair of GoodStart Childcare Ltd, Assetic, SVA Leadership Council, SVA Social Impact Fund and a director of MH Carnegie & Co, Australian Philanthropic Services, Australian Schools Plus and a member of the Council of the National Museum of Australia. In 2010 Michael was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to not-for-profit organisations.

He holds a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard University.