Meet Team of Terra Anz


Terra Anz Team


William Michael

Founder | Director

RPEQ NER CPEng MIEAust APEC IntPE (Aust) EC (Vic) BSP (Tas) BE (Hons)

William's life philosophy is that you get out what you put in. His self-motivation, determination, hard work, and ability to succeed led him to found Terra Anz Structures in mid-2015, when he was 31 years old and just 10 years out of university. His primary intention for starting this business was to benefit from greater freedom and flexibility in his professional life.

William is inspired and influenced almost daily by the hundreds of non-fiction books in his library. The most influential has been the first, Tim Ferris’s The 4-Hour Workweek, which he read in 2008 while still in his twenties. This book has driven William vision and mission to create wealth, be that professional, personal, and financial, for himself, his team, and his customers. He has since reread the book repeatedly, and it has inspired his development and implementation of the innovative 4-Day Workweek and employee share scheme at Terra Anz Structures.

In 2022, William moved to Salt Lake City, in the U.S. state of Utah, with his wife to support her career. From there, he remains the director of Terra Anz Structures, active in the business and accountable for leading and mentoring our managing partners along with steering the direction, strategy, vision, mission, and growth of the business.


James Noah

Managing Partner

RPEQ RPEng BE (Hons)

As one of Terra Anz’s managing partners, James still loves to get his hands dirty on-site as our projects come to life. An avid people-person, you will just as likely find James solving nitty-gritty construction issues in person, having a coffee while getting to know our new clients, or in the office ensuring that all members of Team Terra Anz are happy and the business is running smoothly.

James came to engineering the long way around; having already undertaken a degree in nanotechnology, he decided that the more practical nature of engineering made this field a better fit. Graduating from university in 2012, James joined Terra Anz in late 2015, soon after its founding, and has been helping lead the charge ever since.

If you have a question about any hobby known to man, the chances are that James can tell you about it. A master of beer brewing, barista extraordinaire, manager of a homestead (complete with chickens, ducks, geese, and aquaponics), smoker of meats, and self-confessed Subaru fan—there is pretty much nothing James can’t do. Oh, did we mention that he is a trained chef? Yep, he’s our jack of all trades, literally!

Julian Chinn

Structural Engineer

Shanie Perpiñan

Cadet Tekla Technician

Daniel Ruhl

Graduate Structural Engineer

Joshua Elder

Graduate Site Engineer

Nick Ahn

Graduate Structural Engineer

Juergen Pamonag

Senior Tekla Technician