Mike Pratt

“I have had the benefit of working across multiple geographies, multiple nationalities and cultures. I have led thousands of employees, but I have never forgotten the power of one-to-one relationships.”

Mike understands the importance of context in problem definition and the identification of 'blind spots' which may in fact be critical to the decisions we have made and the paths we may have chosen. "Coaching allows senior executives to have a broader perspective of the issues and address the challenges at hand through a different lens."

Vast is the best word to describe Mike Pratt’s experience in banking and financial services, with senior appointments in Australia, New Zealand and China.

Most recently, Mike was Regional Head of Consumer and Business Banking for Standard Chartered Bank, North-East Asia, based in Shanghai and covering mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. 

Mike’s former executive roles have included his role as CEO of Australian financial services for the National Australia Bank, where he was in charge of the bank’s Australian business which achieved market leadership in client relationship management, business banking and market share growth. Mike was CEO of Bank of New Zealand and group executive for Westpac’s business and consumer banking business in Australia, and CEO of the Bank of Melbourne.

Mike brings to his coaching a wealth of leadership experience in both executive and non-executive director appointments including Executive Director of the Standard Chartered Bank Boards in Hong Kong and China Chairman of Shenzhen PrimeCredit Limited. His board appointments have also included Mastercard International and BT Financial Services and he is a former President of the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance.

In his post executive life Mike’s principal goal is to continue to make a difference to others and to take new challenges.

For Mike “relationships are what matters beyond all else in life.” Married to Caroline, he credits his three wonderful daughters with teaching him what is really important and he also enjoys being an active cricket, rugby and AFL spectator.