Michael Megaw - Senior Associate

Michael has more than two decades of experience as a senior adviser to Federal and State Ministers in Australia, including ten years as a Chief of Staff. This includes nine years with Kim Beazley during his time as Education Minister, Minister for Finance, Deputy Prime Minister and Opposition Leader.

Additionally, he served as Chief of Staff to WA Deputy Premier, and then Leader of the Opposition, Eric Ripper from 2002. This experience covered Treasury, Energy, Public Sector Management and State Development portfolios.

Michael provides Riley Mathewson clients with specialist consultation in government relations, particularly legislative, regulatory and policy interpretation. He can assist clients in engaging with and participating in government and parliamentary inquiries as well as political research, monitoring parliamentary progress of legislation and debate, facilitation of meetings and direct lobbying.