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Mike McKinstry

Mike is a CEO with an impressive career, equally matched by his passion for making an impact in the ‘for purpose’ sector. Mike’s experience spans over 30 years, working for corporate business and social enterprise across three continents.

Mike’s diverse experience includes a range of CEO roles in the automotive industry in Australia and the USA, before landing his feet back in Australia where he has held senior executive positions at Alcoa, Amcor Packaging and Hills Holdings.

Having achieved so much in his commercial career, Mike made the decision to apply his leadership skills in a meaningful way by joining the for-purpose sector and hasn’t looked back.

Prior to Social Traders, Mike was the CEO of a national not-for-profit, leading a successful merger with two other national names. He believes that all Australians deserve a chance, seeing the solution to many social issues and forms of disadvantage being linked to unemployment and a lack of skills and training opportunities. Mike see’s the role of Social Traders and social enterprise as bridging that gap and is excited in leading the social procurement revolution.