Founder and Managing Director, SiteMinder
Even as organisations speak of innovation as a tired catch phrase, few can boast leadership in speed-to-market quite like Mike Ford. Mike’s conception of SiteMinder in 2006 followed his founding of Australian Leisure Operators only one year prior. Since then, he has led SiteMinder to be ranked among the top 20 greatest pioneering technology companies to come out of Australia and New Zealand, by H2 Ventures and Investec. In 2016, Mike was recognised as a winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Eastern Region Awards. Today, Mike remains active in the SiteMinder business as managing director, helping to drive the company’s innovation agenda.