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Michael De Santis


Principal Consultant

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Michael De Santis

Michael De Santis is a Principal Consultant here at Ccentric Group. He is responsible for end to end executive search processes as well as the engagement and sourcing of existing and new clients and candidates. Initially joining Ccentric in 2015 as a research associate whilst completing his PhD, Michael quickly grew into a consultant position. He is now a trusted partner to clients and candidates alike.

Michael works with organisations across Australia such as Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Central Coast Local Health District, South Western Sydney Local Health District, Southern NSW Local Health District, Healthscope – both at head office and across their 40 hospital sites, Women’s and Children’s Health Network and Vision Eye Institute.

Examples of previous searches Michael has conducted include:

  • Chief Commercial Officer, Healthscope
  • Head of Education, Melanoma Institute
  • Director of Clinical Operations, Murrumbidgee Local Health Network
  • Chief Executive Officer, Women’s and Children’s Local Health Network
  • Chief Executive Officer, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
  • General Manager Business Development & Strategy, Estia Health
  • National Director of Nursing, Vision Eye Institute
  • Director of People and Culture, South Western Local Health District
  • Director Scientific Operations and BD, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • Chief Financial Officer, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Clinical Program Directors, Central Adelaide Local Health Network

He brings a personable and professional approach combined with an intricate understanding of the greater health and academic sectors, something that has resulted in an ever-growing number of highly successful search placements.

Michael is driven by a strong passion to have a positive impact on the health of the community, a key factor that has led him to also complete his doctorate in the health and medical science field in 2018, publishing and presenting his work on multiple occasions.

Outside of work Michael’s interests lie in soccer, football, golf and surf lifesaving; and most recently, playing with his puppy Jethro.



Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science by Research
Bachelor of Medical Science