MICHAEL WERE MICHAEL WERE Michael was appointed as General Manager in 2009. He was the first full-time staff member for the organisation. Prior to joining Open Heart International, he spent 13 years in the insurance industry in various sales and relationship management roles. At the same time, he was volunteering with a number of not-for-profit organisations focused on supporting at risk children in developing countries. He is responsible for the coordination of all our activities in Australia including fundraising, marketing, relationship management, inventory, planning, reporting and governance.