Michael Swinsburg is a managing partner of Alexander Hughes in Australia and Asia Pac.

Michael is a well regarded leader in the financial services industry with a 30 plus year career across financial service, executive search and leadership advisory. He has been active advising and developing leaders across financial services. He regularly advises boards and CEOs on ‘C’ level leadership and general management roles and develops leaders via his coaching practice. Michael is regularly invited to advise clients wishing to test some of their ‘in house’ business strategy across Australian market entry, team leadership assessment and succession planning.
Prior to Alexander Hughes, Michael was a managing partner with an Asia Pac executive search firm, and earlier he established the asset, wealth and insurance practice for a leading specialist executive search firm based in Sydney.

His corporate experience has spanned management roles with Macquarie Bank, Prudential and Citibank. As a general manager/VP, distribution and marketing, at Citibank, he led a diverse team across sales, client services, product and marketing which became a major profit contributor to the bank’s asset management and insurance business.

He has held local community development and leadership roles in his daughters’ sports and community associations.


  • Master of Business Administration, Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University.
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney

Areas of expertise

  • Leadership development
  • Business strategy
  • Complex long sales cycle
  • Negotiation skills
  • GROW Coaching model
  • Mentoring