Michael Pascoe

"The difference between leadership & management has become a cliché, but that hasn’t closed the gap. 2020 is that leap into pure leadership."

Michael Pascoe is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected finance and economics commentators. With four decades in newspaper, broadcast, and on-line journalism covering the full spectrum of economic and business issues, Michael is an accomplished speaker, MC, and facilitator. Michael was born and educated in Queensland and started his career with The Courier-Mail before working in Hong Kong for three years with the South China Morning Post. Upon returning to Australia, he joined the Australian Financial Review in Sydney and then pioneered specialist finance journalism in commercial broadcasting, first with the Macquarie Radio network and subsequently with Channel 9, Sky News, and Channel Seven.


Probably best known for his 18 years as the Nine Network’s Finance Editor, Michael conceived, presented, and produced the ground-breaking Business Today program in the late 1980s and was the senior interviewer and reporter on Business Sunday from its inception. He has the ability to interpret complex finance issues or world events and explain them to broadcast and live audiences. His broad grasp of the global events and domestic policies impacting on our economy allows him to provide thought-provoking opinions and test the theories of our politicians, business leaders, and economists.