Mike is Director of Search Partners International / AltoPartners South Africa. Building on extensive corporate and strategic HR consulting experience, Mike set-up the first research-driven, executive search business in Cape Town. His early career was with Ford Motor Company, SABMiller and Sperry Univac (later Unisys Africa), as HR Director. As a director of Renwick Executive Search in the 1990s, Mike held the group record for individual and cumulative billings. He joined Adcorp in 2006 to develop their top-end and global search capability and was appointed Managing Partner of Adcorp Search Partners in 2009, until the 2013 merger with Search Partners International.

He has personally completed well over 400 board level search assignments across all functions and many industries – especially Consumer / Retail (including FMCG, Agriculture and Hospitality); Industrial & Automotive; and Financial & Professional Services.

In 2015, he also became the oldest “novice” to complete the 7.5 km Robben Island to Blouberg Cape Town swim (in 14C temperature)! He is still with SPi.

Search Partners International is a partner of AltoPartners, a monthly BlueSteps blog contributor. Established in 2006, AltoPartners is an international alliance of executive search and leadership consulting firms that combines the reach of a global network with the local knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit of independent partners working together to find the client’s perfect fit. Today the alliance covers 57 offices in 34 countries and is ranked in the Top 25 Global Search Firms that Dominate. The AltoPartners alliance has created a distinctive force in executive search worldwide, giving global coverage across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific https://altopartners.com/.


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