Michael Poulton, Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Ballarat

Michael Poulton is the current CEO of the Committee for Ballarat, a role he has held since July 2019.  The Committee has approx. 140 members across all industry sectors in Ballarat and the Western Region.

The Committee for Ballarat’s Purpose is to Inspire Diverse Thought Leadership and Unlock Potential.  Their Vision is for a Thriving and Vibrant Regional Community, known for its Liveability, Sustainability and Inclusion.  As CEO, Michael leads the strategic work to advance Committee’s Purpose and Vision and reports to its Board of Directors.

Key to Michael’s work is advocacy across the three layers of Government and more broadly to a range of stakeholders, to enhance the social, economic and environmental prosperity of the region, on behalf of the Committee’s members.  Current projects involve renewable energy and circular economy, the design of a more liveable city less reliant on cars and leadership development.

Michael’s previous experience can be broadly described as a performance development professional, working in elite sport and education. He has worked with the AFL and led the AFL’s Senior Coach Program. As the National Coaching Manager for Athletics Australia, he was involved with the Beijing and London Olympics and redefined the coach development pathways for the sport across all levels.

Michael has a Masters in Education (Coach Education) and spent 17 years at the University of Ballarat working in Human Movement, Physical education, Exercise & Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Sport Management.

He is a long-term resident of the country town Buninyong, where he lives with his wife Megan and is active playing hockey, rowing, cycling and running.

Where you can see them

8 May

Keynote | BEN – Ballarat Energy Network a Distributed Network Future for Regional Cities

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm at Leadership Summit

Speakers: Michael Poulton, Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Ballarat