Michael Pascoe is one of Australia's most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators with 36 years in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism. He’s also a most entertaining and provocative speaker on matters financial, economical and political.

And with a wit honed by conducting thousands of interviews, Michael shines as an MC and panel facilitator, guiding discussion and audience involvement.

Michael is seen on Channel 7’s Sunrise and news programs, is Contributing Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald and Age BusinessDay.com.au sites, is a weekly finance columnist for Yahoo7, writes for magazines as diverse as Mining Monthly and YTE, and is an acclaimed conference speaker, MC and facilitator, bringing rare humour and plain language to the dismal science.

Michael was born and educated in Queensland, starting his career with The Courier-Mail before working in Hong Kong for three years. He joined the Australian Financial Review in Sydney and then pioneered specialist finance journalism in commercial broadcasting - first with the Macquarie Radio network, then with Channel 9, Sky News and 7.

Michael has four sons, maintains a love of Rugby Union, a dislike of gardening and what he calls "an outlook of optimistic scepticism".