Michael Traill’s candid memoir Jumping Ship takes readers from ‘the millionaire’s factory’ of corporate Australia to the heart of social investment. Michael was an ambitious small-town kid, who made a successful career at the Macquarie Bank, until he decided to jump ship and turn his efforts to addressing social disadvantage and reshaping the Australian non-profit landscape. He talks about his work, social justice and writing his critically-acclaimed memoir with Anthony Zwi. In partnership with Matthews Folbigg Lawyers.

A light lunch will be served from 12.30pm, ahead of the 1pm start time. 

Supported by the City of Parramatta.

Michael Traill (Australian)

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In Jumping Ship Michael Traill tells the candid and inspiring story of the journey that took him from a modest small town in Morwell to a successful career at the millionaire’s factory of Macquarie Bank and then on to founding a unique Australian non-profit success story. In the process he shares for the first time how a group of financial high-fliers found a way to buy out the bankrupted ABC Childcare Centres and run a unique billion dollar social enterprise.