National Director - Industry, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)
Michael Sharpe joined the AMGC in 2017 and is the National Director - Industry. AMGC is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation which supports the development of a world-leading advanced manufacturing industry in Australia.
Michael has vast industrial experience including nearly three decades at Sharpe Bros (Australia), one of the nation’s leading road companies. From 2004 – 2014, he served as Managing Director of the family business. From 2012 – 2016, he was on the board of HunterNet, a successful industry clustering initiative in the Hunter and Central Coast region and served as Chairman for a one-year period.
He has served in numerous senior roles leading up to his AMGC Directorship, including Board Member at the Central Coast Local Health District which provides public health services to the local communities, including at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals.
Michael applies his leadership and networking experience to his current AMGC role, engaging with industry across Australia. This includes linking partnerships among the country’s manufacturers and research facilities which is vital for creating high-value jobs and products through collaborative projects. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and has completed executive education in the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School.