Mike Whitelaw

Mike transitioned from the military in 2009. A graduate of the ADF Academy (ADFA) and Royal Military College (RMC) Duntroon, Mike qualified as a Special Forces Officer in 1997 and Intelligence Officer in 1999. He went on to serve with 1st Commando Regiment and the Special Air Service Regiment amongst other leadership and staff roles.

Mike’s operational experience includes deploying for INTERFET into East Timor in 1999/2000, being seconded to the Multi-National Corps Headquarters in Iraq as a planning officer, and multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor with Special Operations Task Groups. In 2008, Mike was awarded a Queen’s Birthday honour, the Commendation for Distinguished Service, for his initiative and leadership across a number of overseas operations. Mike has more recently worked in both the private sector and with the NSW Government delivering resilience and security-based strategies and innovative capabilities. Mike joined the Wandering Warriors team in 2014 as Company Secretary and in July 2015 accepted a role as a Director. Mike is currently building strategic relationships and the profile of the Wandering Warriors in NSW.

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