Ms Michelle Garnaut AO is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the M Restaurant Group.
Ms Garnaut began her career as one of China’s most celebrated restaurateurs in 1989, when she opened M at the Fringe in Hong Kong after studying for a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University. Her first restaurant swiftly grew into a city institution and remained at the helm of Hong Kong’s dining scene for 20 years.
In 1999, she opened M on the Bund, which was the first independent restaurant on the historic Shanghai waterfront and a few years later, the beloved Glamour Bar raised the bar of Shanghai’s cocktail and clubbing scene. In 2009 she opened Capital M on Tiananmen Square in Beijing.