Michael Swales, Partner - Strategy & Leadership
Michael SwalesPartner, Strategy & Leadership

Michael Swales is part of a multi-disciplinary team of strategy, execution and growth experts.

  • End-to-end or specific needs. Our team is structured to provide the exact skills you need
  • A ‘think + do’ approach. With expertise, methods, and networks to rapidly deliver tangible business benefits
  • A collaborative, pragmatic, and flexible culture. Sharing insights and expertise to bring the best to our clients

Michael is an engaging and influential information technology and transformation leader within the strategy and leadership team.

With over 20 years experience Michael brings a unique insight to the ‘bigger picture’; aligning the right digital strategy and technology to wider organisational vision and goals. Defining, driving and delivering IT and business change; shaping technology to increase efficiency, improve customer experience and enable growth.

He is commercially astute and able to identify opportunities to deliver disruptive innovations that support competitive advantage and rapidly changing consumer behaviour.

Michael’s extensive strategy and leadership experience spans a diverse range of industry sectors; banking, insurance, FMCG, utilities, higher education, manufacturing and construction.

An accomplished leader with proven expertise in:

  • Strategy development and execution – to start, lead change and digitally transform
  • Change leadership – create, own and deliver on the “vision”
  • People, process and technology development
  • P3M governance and risk management

Key achievements include:

  • Led on the IT decentralisation model (people, process, technology) for a leading UK insurance company to enable the development of a new business strategy
  • Commissioned an IT risk audit and developed a 3 year IT strategy for a global FMCG organisation to support organisational growth
  • Provided leadership for an IT transformation programme (people, infrastructure, new services) for a leading UK Higher Education institution

Michael is one of the most strategic thinkers I have worked with. He matches that with practical skills and 1st class understanding of the companies requirements and pain-points. In all of our dealings over many years, he has provided us with clear well-documented direction
Paul Farn, MD, Powerdial Services Ltd
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