Mr Michael Drake
Executive Director Operations
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Mr Drake became AMSA’s Executive Director of Operations in November 2021. Mr Drake has an extensive career in maritime safety and joined AMSA as the National Operations Manager Regions in 2018. In this role, he was responsible for the effective delivery and implementation of AMSA’s national ship and vessel programs.
Mr Drake spent 15 years in the Royal Australian Navy where he served in a variety of roles at sea, primarily on submarines, and shore-based roles both within Australia and overseas.
On leaving the Navy, Mr Drake retrained as a lawyer and practised at a commercial law firm before taking up roles in the NSW Public Service.
Mr Drake held senior leadership positions within NSW Government agencies, Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for New South Wales prior to joining AMSA. Mr Drake holds a Master of Public Policy, a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts.