Head of Product Innovation, Product Innovation and Strategy -
Telstra Consumer and Small Business
Michele is a senior executive with 25 years’ experience in the content industry, across strategic and commercial roles in Australia, Asia and the United States. She is a senior marketing leader with experience launching new, high definition and digital home technology platforms.
Her career spans a variety of content, sales, marketing and product organisations including Virgin Australia, Microsoft and Sony Pictures.
Prior to Telstra, Michele was Vice President Retail at Optus Telecommunications (SingTel), accountable for more than $2.9 billion revenue and the telco’s primary channels to market, including 370 branded stores.
Michele started her career as a product manager for Village Roadshow, before spending 10 years working for Sony Pictures in a variety of roles that included Senior Vice President Asia Pacific and Global Commercial Director in the US, reporting directly to the President.
Prior to Optus, Michele was GM Brand Development at Virgin Australia where she was responsible for product development and delivery and, prior to that, led the development of Microsoft Australia’s consumer strategy and business development.