Michael Rennie
International Ambassador
McKinsey Dubai

Michael Rennie joined the Founding National Male Champions of Change group in 2012.

Michael Rennie, based in McKinsey’s Dubai office, has nearly 30 years of consulting experience and is the global leader of McKinsey’s Organisation Practice. He previously led McKinsey in Australia and New Zealand.

Michael’s primary focus is on working with top teams and company leadership to build high-performing organisations, including shaping compelling visions and redesigning core processes and systems. He has developed radical approaches to organisational transformation, which integrate the deeply personal dimensions of awareness and meaning with external performance drivers—including structure, process and measurement—with significant results.

Michael has led major change programs in banking, insurance, telecommunications, mining, energy, agriculture, heavy manufacturing, retail and professional services. This work has taken place in many countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, Australia, and South Africa. He is currently supporting McKinsey clients across the Middle East, including in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

He has also worked closely with conglomerates and leading family-owned businesses in Mexico, Brazil, United States, and Australia over many years.

Michael has a strong interest in government policy and community issues. He has led five major economic policy projects for three Australian prime ministers and was the longtime chairman of Inspire Foundation, Australia’s leading mental-health service for youth. Prior to joining McKinsey, Michael was a lawyer.

He has honors degrees in law and economics, studied languages and history in Switzerland, and has a master’s degree in arts from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.


Champions of Change Founding Group

Michael Rennie is a Member of the Champions of Change Founding Group. The Founding Group was established in 2010 and comprises CEOs, Board Directors, Commonwealth Government Department Secretaries, University and Military leaders. Members of the Founding Group are committed to advance gender equality across their organisations and across the country. They focus on action in the areas of women’s representation in leadership, talent development, accountability and public advocacy.