Michael Antonievich

Recruitment Manager - ANZ

Michael has extensive experience assisting organisations to acquire top talent, staff projects, set-up operations and manage human resources. Passionate about sustainable development and climate change mitigation, Michael’s knowledge spreads right across the environment, infrastructure, renewable energy and food sectors.

He is an excellent relationship builder and the trusted growth partner for consultancies, companies, government agencies, research institutions and niche start-ups throughout New Zealand, Australia and globally. With many years of combined talent acquisition and sales experience across a variety of sectors, Michael is proud to be a leader in his field.

True to Anávo’s global mindset, Michael's focus spans both the New Zealand and Australian markets, and he works closely with numerous clients from Europe and the US. Michael holds a PG Diploma in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales, as well as a BA in Sociology and Conflict Resolution from Auckland University of Technology.

Michael’s love of travel also saw him spend two years in Brazil, and he speaks conversational Portuguese, a little Spanish and is currently learning Te Reo Māori (a true asset to his cross-cultural career)!

Born Wanderer

Michael loves to travel, preferably anywhere with palm trees, exciting local culture, coral reefs, and waves!


In his downtime, you'll find Michael playing golf or surfing.

Freak Accident

Michael was once on worldwide television when his apartment was struck by lightning and caught fire!

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