15 Jun 2014

post M Drapac

michael_drapacMichael Drapac has owned and operated a property investment company (Drapac Group) since 1990 which has a focus on sustainability. The company was the first investment group to sign with the UNPRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) and to that end has produced Australia's greenest building (EPA headquarters). Michael has also received a national sustainability award for creating Australia's most sustainable residential project; a large master plan community north of Melbourne. Prior to 1990, Michael received a Bachelor of Science from Melbourne University and studied Post graduate Nutrition at Deakin University. Michael's interest in health, medicine and sustainability has taken him a number of directions;

  1. From the late 1990s to mid-2005 (as chairman of the Swinburne University Postgraduate School of Integrated Medicine), he helped establish the world's first integrated hospital;
  2.  In 2003, Michael, together with Porsche, established and developed a sustainable and holistic model for developing elite cyclists. The program is in its eighth year and has produced approximately thirty university graduates.
  3.  For several years Michael has served as a board member of (not for profit) Fraynework (a mission of the Mercy nuns) which provides digital media services, predominately to charitable organizations and religious institutions.