Mike Abbott graduated from The University of Sydney Business School in 2003 with a Bachelor of Commerce. A passion for trading and investing saw Mike began his career as an equities analyst before moving into corporate finance.

After a career break spent travelling, Mike returned home to join Uber, then a startup, and launch the service in Sydney. Mike has since been instrumental in growing Uber locally from a team of three to over a hundred that has had a huge impact on point to point transport in Australia.

As Head of Operations for Australia and New Zealand, Mike now continues to manage rapid growth and a platform currently used by 2.0 million riders and 50,000 driver partners nationally.