Michael Panich is a Principal at Helmsman International Group. He brings nearly 15 years of operations, management and advisory experience across the defence and infrastructure sectors.

Michael has been with Helmsman for five years. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of procurement, contracting, supply chain, asset management and program management roles in the Department of Defence.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Southern Queensland and a Master of Business from the University of New South Wales.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his young family, playing guitar and sampling new craft beers. You will often find him at a playground, pushing his daughter on the swing with one hand and holding a coffee in the other.

Michael believes that Rome wasn’t built in a day; achieving meaningful change in your self or your team requires enduring vision, patience and hard work.

Michael’s most enjoyable moments at Helmsman are with the team, gathered around a whiteboard, discovering a new angle to a problem and developing a powerful insight into what the client needs to be successful.