Mike Watson


Mike is the Founder of Flexion Consulting. He specialises in advising boards and business leaders on achieving strategic and cultural alignment to create competitive advantage and to build sustainable organisations. Flexion provides valuable experience-based insights to business issues and importantly is focused on helping leaders to drive the implementation of change across their organisations.

Mike was previously a global Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers based in London acting as principal for their mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. As a PwC consultant he led teams which advised government and large corporations in the UK and USA on governance and strategy, revenue generation, cost management, and operational outsourcing.

In Australia Mike has held senior executive positions with listed corporations in financial and operational roles. As CEO, Mike has led a number of prominent national legal firms during periods of significant growth and fundamental change of strategic direction.

Mike now works with boards and business leaders as an advisor and mentor. Mike’s clients value his straight-talking style, his infectious courage in facing the big issues, his collaborative approach, his challenge to find the best solution, and his strong integrity and ethics.

Mike is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
 
Married with three daughters and three grandchildren, Mike enjoys participating in motorsport, being a handyman and taking regular exercise.
 
To give back to the community, Mike is mentor to the CEO of Business for Millennium Development, an Australia-based NFP engaged in the pursuit of ‘Inclusive Business’ to support the poor. He is also a member of an advisory committee of the Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, Victoria.