Michael King
Director Otium Planning Group and Honorary Life Member Parks & Leisure Australia

Originally trained as a secondary school Physical Education, Recreation and Health Teacher Michael worked in Local Government Recreation Services at the Shire of Kyneton (1980 to 1982) and the City of South Barwon (1982 to 1991).

In 1991, he set up Michael King and Associates Leisure Planners before becoming a Founding Director of the SGL Consulting Group Australia and New Zealand from 1993 to 2015.

In 2015, he became one of four founding Directors of a contemporary new sport and leisure planning company Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd Australasia.

Over his 38 years in the leisure industry he has developed into an experienced leisure and tourism planner who has undertaken an extensive range of projects in all States of Australia, New Zealand, North America, China, the South Pacific and United Arab Emirates.

Michael has been involved in all areas of leisure, sport and recreation planning with a specialist focus on aquatic and leisure facility development, design, management and viability analysis.

Michael has a reputation for providing “Practical and leading edge solutions for difficult and complex leisure problems”.

Throughout his planning career Michael has also been involved with planning and development of a large array of successful high use and sustainable major aquatic, leisure, sport and community facilities across Australasia.