Diana Swain

MacKay Forum Chair

Strategic Advisor


One of Canada’s most widely-recognized journalists, Diana Swain earned multiple awards and widespread respect for her insightful storytelling, and on-air poise during an extraordinary 33-year career at CBC News.

Diana’s journalistic journey took her around the globe, where she played a pivotal role reporting investigative stories and covering major events, including three Olympic games.

After a stellar on-air career in which she won the award for Best New Anchor three times, she moved into several senior editorial roles, including Executive Producer of the network’s esteemed Investigative Unit and later, documentary program: The Fifth Estate. In her final role with CBC, Diana was Managing Editor responsible for all network investigative programs.

Now, in her next professional chapter, Diana has formed Diana Swain Strategies, a bespoke Executive Coaching and Strategic Communications firm. In this role, she leverages her wealth of experience to assist corporate leaders in clearly articulating their message, strengthening their executive presence, and minimizing the need for crisis communications.

Continuing her commitment to leadership, Diana Swain chairs a MacKay CEO Forum group in Toronto, further contributing to the development and growth of Canada’s business community and serves as a Strategic Advisor to MacKay CEO Forums.