Investment specialists, Israel


Michael Platt - Australian Trade and Defence Office (ATDO) & Investment Director, West Jerusalem

Michael Platt


Michael heads up the Australian Trade and Defence Office (ATDO) in Jerusalem and supports Israeli companies in the defence, digital tech and envirotech sectors interested in establishing a presence and/or pursuing R&D cooperation in Australia. Prior to joining Austrade, Michael served in trade and investment promotion roles for a number of government agencies from around the world.

Michelle Machado – Business Development Manager, West Jerusalem

Michelle Machado


Michelle’s focus is on foreign direct investment into Australia and R&D cooperation within the digital health and med-tech sector, as well as supporting Australian companies in evaluating and entering the Israeli market.

Previously, Michelle worked for the City of Jerusalem where she established and operated a travel-tech hub facilitating innovation and capacity building in the tourism sector. Michelle also spent 10 years in international donor relations in non-profit organizations across Israel.

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