Michael Comninos

Michael Comninos

Founding Director, Practice Lead Strategy

Michael is a former Executive Director in the NSW public service and has over fifteen years of experience advising government and industry stakeholders on infrastructure, land use and innovation matters.

Michael founded Astrolabe Group in 2017. The company aims to challenge existing approaches to the development and delivery of policy for innovative results that positively affect people. Michael is responsible for strategy and development advice. During this time, he has worked with local, state and Federal Government agencies, industry bodies, as well as private companies operating in planning and urban innovation.

Prior to establishing Astrolabe Group, Michael led the establishment of infrastructure planning and digital tool development capabilities at the newly formed Greater Sydney Commission. In the role, Michael developed frameworks for the prioritisation of infrastructure, the spatial evaluation of growth options for Sydney and initiated an innovative spatial analytics program called location insights.

Michael has a truly unique set of skills with competencies in economics, finance and planning as well as politics, government affairs, public administration, media management, campaigning, engagement and communication. In addition, Michael has an interest in and has developed capabilities in understanding how to use behavioural insights and data analytics to create customer-focused products and services.

Michael is also a board member of the South Sydney Graphic Arts Club in Mascot, NSW. Michael aspires to use his commute to and from work to run. In 2016 he ventured across the world to Iceland to run his first marathon. He will also get up at ridiculous hours to watch football.

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: 0427 469 486

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Memberships: Internet of Things Alliance,Committee for Sydney Smart City Taskforce

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