Michael Connell

Michael Connell

Specialist Partner, Economist | Australia

An economist and analyst, Michael has more than 20 years’ experience in market analysis and modelling, business cases, economic impact assessments, region, city and precinct strategies, and employment analysis.

He is Principal of MCa, a specialist consultancy that is involved in economics, regional analysis, industry analysis, strategy, and business cases for major projects. Michael has partnered with TRC on tourism related projects over 11 years, providing robust and reliable economic inputs including business cases and economic impact assessments for mountain bike and walking trails, cultural facilities, experience centres, tourism facilities (including accommodation), and Aboriginal cultural centres.

His sector experience covers accommodation (hotels, eco-tourism), cafes and restaurants, galleries and museums, visitor experience centres, mountain bike trails, walking trails, adventure tourism, and Aboriginal tourism projects.


  • Economic impact assessments
  • Tourism sector business cases
  • Market analysis and modelling