Mike Cullen

Global Managing Partner – People

As Global Managing Partner – People, Mike is responsible for ensuring that we attract and retain the best people by offering our 141,000 people around the world market-leading opportunities for personal and professional development. Mike and his team help strengthen a culture that engages people in the common goal of driving our business forward and helps them thrive both as individuals and as part of integrated and diverse teams.

Previous experience

Following a 12-year career in financial services, Mike joined EY as a partner in our UK Financial Services Group in 1992. He has held a number of senior roles at EY, most recently serving as EMEIA Managing Partner – Accounts, Industries and Business Development. He has also been the UK Head of Financial Services Advisory, UK Managing Partner – Markets. Mike has served on the Global People Executive as an Area Managing Partner People and on the Global Executive as Global Managing Partner – Markets from 2001 to 2004.


Mike holds an MA from Cambridge University, is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Member of the Institute of Business Management, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, and a Freeman of the City of London.


Mike’s interests include golf, wakeboarding, skiing and musical theatre.


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