Michael Gallagher

Senior Advisor, Policy Innovation

Michael has over 25 years of experience engaging with the highest levels of industry and government, as well as working with CEO’s and leaders of early-stage companies to leverage value strategies at the intersection of technology, policy, and politics.

Meet Michael

Michael is a recognised leader who has built dynamic and diverse teams, communicated inspiring visions, developed innovative strategies, and overcame high impact challenges. He has engaged globally at the highest levels of industry and government over a span of 25 years.

He brings over 25 years of experience as a well-established leader who has played a key role in developing innovative strategies along with overcoming high impact challenges across industry and government. Prior to joining Access Partnership’s stable of Senior Advisors, Michael spent nearly 12 years as president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, the world’s #1 trade association representing the video game industry. Prior to serving as the face of gaming, he held a range of roles within the US Department of Commerce culminating as the Assistant Secretary for Communications & Information and leading the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics with a Juris Doctor’s degree from UCLA School of Law.

  • – Policy Innovation
  • – Senior Advisors