AMA Management

Michael Schaper

AMA Secretary General

Dr Michael Schaper was appointed Secretary General of the AMA in May 2018, commencing his appointment in August that year. Prior to his appointment Dr Schaper served as Deputy Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from 2008 to 2018.

Dr Schaper has a PhD in Management and a Master in Commerce, both from Curtin University. He has chaired or served on a number of Ministerial advisory committees and been an adviser to various State and Federal Ministers and Members of Parliament, including the Cabinet Office of the Western Australian Government and the office of a previous Federal Treasurer.

Dr Schaper has also been the head of both the Bond University and Murdoch University business schools, CEO of a community business advisory centre, and was the Small Business Commissioner for the Australian Capital Territory. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University and Curtin University, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.