Michael McHugh

Michael McHugh

Managing Director

Over the last 17 years, Michael has held a variety of management and leadership positions within a range of industries including bulky goods retail, publishing and service sectors.

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  • Diverse leadership background with strong experience as a frontline manager.
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative leader with exceptional strategic management skills.
  • Strong background in developing national remote teams.
  • Comprehensive sales background with experience in both Business to Consumer and Business to Business solution based selling.
  • Confident speaker and presenter.


  • Graduate Certificate in Business (Curtin Graduate School of Business)
  • MBA (Curtin Graduate School of Business)


2015 – present – Director – Future Institute of Australia (RTO 41339)

2014 – present – Director – The Sitting Rooms

2013 – 2015 – General Manager Sales – Student Edge

2010 – 2013 – Corporate Manager – WA Business News

2007 – 2010 – Regional Manager – Super Amart Furniture

Responsible for the expansion in to WA. Employed over 100 people, set up a 10,000 sqm distribution centre, set up three 5,000+ sqm retail outlets in 18 months.

2000 – 2007 – Store Manager – Super Amart, Managed various stores over 7 years with over 35 staff and in excess of $400k turnover per week.


YMCA – Big Brother Program

Class Room of Hope – Ongoing supporter and contributor

Edmund Rice Camps WA – Mentor and facilitator

Nulsen Youth Patron Program  – Facilitator