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About Michael Ford

Conference Facilitator

Michael Ford is Co-Founder and CEO of Castaway Forecasting. He is a specialist in the financial and strategic aspects of running and growing successful businesses.  He is both a Chartered Accountant and a CPA and brings more than 30 years’ experience across a range of disciplines and industries.  Michael is an entrepreneur and thought leader on growing businesses.  

After 10 years as a Chartered Accountant, Michael started his first company, coaching entrepreneurs to grow business value. Too many times, he saw the damaging effects of bad cash flow on businesses and their people. At the same time, he came to understand the power of forecasting as a driving force for positive change and value improvement in business. Driven by a conviction that ‘there had to be a better way’, Michael co-founded Castaway Forecasting, a software tool that makes it easy to build 3-way forecasts that present a clear model of the financial future.  Castaway is used by businesses and their advisors across the globe to drive value.

 Michael is a recent graduate of Harvard Business School and MIT business growth and entrepreneur programs.  He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a past recipient of the CPA Australia President's Award for services to Regional NSW.