Commissioner Michael Gay

Method of appointment

Governor-in-Council appointment

Membership tenure

Council member from 2 May 2017 to 31 December 2019 (inclusive)
Re-appointed 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022 (inclusive)

Current committees

  • Infrastructure and Estates Planning Committee
  • Human Resources Committee

Professional background/experience

Michael Gay has an extensive background in Australian industrial relations, initially in the airline industry and then for 23 years as a Commissioner of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, now the Fair Work Commission. Currently a Commissioner of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission, Michael also serves as Chair of the Electrical and Communications Industry Disputes Board and of the International Advisory Board of the Cambodian Arbitration Council.

Michael had also done significant consulting work and in mediator/arbitrator roles in Australia, Cambodia, China and Africa.

Michael received the Member (AM) of the Order of Australia at the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours List for his significant service to industrial relations, and to international labour organisations.