Diana Swain joins MacKay CEO Forums as Strategic Advisor and Forum Chair

We are pleased to announce that Diana Swain has joined MacKay CEO Forums as a Strategic Advisor and Forum Chair. As a Strategic Advisor, Diana will collaborate closely with MacKay’s team to provide guidance and strategic insight to grow and enhance the landscape of CEO peer learning in Canada. 

As a Forum Chair, Diana will be launching a MacKay CEO peer group in Toronto, Ontario to provide confidential peer learning and support for high-performing CEOs and Executives.  

“I am thrilled to welcome Diana Swain as our new Strategic Advisor and Forum Chair. During her time as an investigative journalist, Diana has had a front row seat to business leaders who excelled at communicating and were tapped into the power of executive presence. And maybe more importantly, she had a front row seat to what can go wrong when leaders don’t get their message across effectively. We’re so grateful that Diana has chosen to bring her deep knowledge of the media landscape and effective communication to the MacKay community. This marks an exciting chapter for us, and I look forward to the collaborative journey ahead with Diana on board. Welcome, Diana.”  – Nancy MacKay. 


Diana brings a wealth of experience as a seasoned investigative journalist and senior editorial leader. With a journalism career spanning almost four decades, she is renowned as one of Canada’s most recognized and awarded investigative journalists. During her 33 years at CBC News, Diana not only excelled as a top investigative journalist, but also held key editorial leadership positions, including Executive Producer of The Fifth Estate and Managing Editor of Investigations. 


Diana is the Principal of Diana Swain Strategies, a bespoke communications firm. The firm specializes in executive and CEO-level coaching, drawing from Diana’s extensive background in journalism and media to enhance executive presence, develop clear messaging, and provide performance coaching. Diana Swain Strategies is dedicated to helping leaders and companies address their unique communication challenges.