Michael Pecic has more than 30 years’ experience in child protection case management, investigation and education. He served with distinction as a detective with the Queensland Police Service for 20 years investigating child abuse offences, being awarded the Assistant Commissioner’s award for dedication to child protection.
Michael is a Churchill Fellow and studied child protection in the US and was the lead investigator in more than 10,000 child protection investigations.
Michael has extensive committee and governance experience having served on many committees and advisory boards, most notably the senior member of the Australian Government Advisory Child Protection Committee from 2012-2014 providing support to the Australian Government in developing the 3rd Action Plan for The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020.
Michael has been a sought-after keynote speaker and presenter and authored many articles on child protection and the impact of domestic violence on children.
He has also developed and implemented Padua College’s Child Protection response to the Royal Commission and has worked with the National Rugby League to develop and implement their child protection policy, procedures and risk management strategies and frameworks.
Michael has had an outstanding career in the area of child abuse and child protection since an early age has dedicated his life and career to being the voice of the voiceless. A passionate and highly experienced advocate for child protection, Michael looks forward to assisting the PMSA set up this new Child Protection and Safeguarding Committee.
Key current and previous appointments and roles include:
- Member – PMSA Child Protection and Safeguarding Committee (appointed 2020)
- Founder and CEO – In Safe Hands Educators In Safety Pty Ltd
- CEO – Youth Charity – The Good Choice Project
- Secretary, the Advocacy Committee – The Hills Chambers of Commerce
- Past senior member – Australian Government Advisory Child Protection Committee
- Member – International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)