Michael Sheehy

ACICIS Agriculture Professional Practicum (APP) Academic Program Officer

The APP Academic Program Officer for 2020 is Michael Sheehy.

Mr. Sheehy is a former Australian agribusiness manager who has managed major beef cattle properties in Western Australia for BHP and the Northern Territory for the Heytesbury Pastoral Group. Michael worked for the Heytesbury Group for eight years where he was also CEO of Heytesbury Thoroughbreds and the CEO of the Heytesbury Asian Beef Operations.

Mr. Sheehy was awarded a Nuffield scholarship in 1992 where he studied international agricultural policy in Europe and the live cattle trade between Australia and South East Asia.

Michael has over twenty years of business experience in South East Asia. Michael lived in Indonesia for fifteen years where he was the Chief Operating Officer for PT Natural Resources Indonesia an Indonesian company that has business interests in mining, property and agriculture. Michael was also CEO of PT Dharmabakti Purna Wira a PEPAPRI (Indonesian Retired Armed Forces Union) company.