Michael Spencer is Chair of the Alliance for Water Stewardship(AWS) and CEO of AWS Asia-Pacific. Michael is also a Research Fellow at Monash University, where he researches voluntary approaches to dealing with environmental externalities. Additionally Michael consults on organisational development, industry policy, public policy and natural resource management. This work maintains a strong focus on interactions between business, community and natural resources. In the past, Michael has held Senior Executive positions in the government and private sector.