On leaving Lotus he joined Gary Anderson at Jordan Grand Prix with a view to establishing their R&D department.
After two years working in the Jordan factory, Michael joined their test team and subsequently became race engineer for Ralf Schumacher and then Heinz-Harald Frentzen (both former Williams drivers).
In 2001 Sir Frank Williams recruited Michael as Senior Operations Engineer, managing teams of engineers on location at races and in testing.
In 2004, Patrick Head’s desire to concentrate on Williams’ engineering strategy allowed Michael to step up to Technical Director, where he remained before leaving Williams in 2011 to join McLaren’s senior technical management team.
Michael returned to Australia after resigning from McLaren in 2014 where he joined the board of the Australian Institute for Motor Sport Safety, promoting safety in motorsport.