Mike De Luca

Mike De Luca

Principal Consultant
United States


“I get a real buzz from bringing people together from different disciplines, backgrounds and cultures to achieve extraordinary results. When this is done on an organisational level, the rewards for all can be fantastic. This is where I get my reward - through other peoples‘ success. My particular interests and expertise lie in the areas of board coaching and facilitation, performance improvement and the achievement of bottom line benefits.

Outside of work, my passions are my family, rugby, keeping fit, books, good food, wine and friends.”


After studying literature and publishing Mike De Luca has had experience in many leadership positions. He has been on the board of three different publishing companies and has worked in the fields of magazines and books. This work has taken him to many parts of the world. As an editorial director he has bought and sold international publishing rights throughout the world. He is Chief Executive of Coverdale UK. Mike De Luca has working experiences in UK, Ireland, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Monaco, South Africa, Nigeria, USA, UAE, Thailand, Australia and China. His main focus as a consultant is board coaching and facilitation, international leadership development, performance improvement and helping organisations achieve their aims through their people.


  • International leadership development
  • Board Facilitation
  • Executive coaching
  • Consulting, facilitating and managing of organisational development projects
  • Facilitating organisational development processes e.g. strategy work, visions etc
  • Facilitating project start ups, issue resolution and problem solving sessions
  • Facilitating large group processes, workshops of 100 people and over
  • Training sessions in team development, leadership and project management

Professional experience:

  • Managing Editor magazines, UK
  • Editorial Director, books, UK
  • Publishing Director, books, UK
  • Setting up international book packaging company
  • New publishing company start up
  • Turn round of oil refinery
  • Strategy work with boards in the healthcare, retail, manufacturing, telecom, engineering, distribution, oil and information management industries
  • Facilitating the start up of a new division of a plc
  • Project delivery improvement
  • Facilitation of improvement programmes
  • Lead consultant on largest Chinese/European JV

Education and training:

  • College Diploma in Book and Periodical Publishing, Edinburgh
  • MBA with Distinction, Napier Business School, Edinburgh
  • Winner of the Ethicon Prize for dissertation on the Manager as Coach and Strategist
  • Trained in Client Centred Consulting
  • Institute of Directors, London, training for Managing Directors

Working languages:

  • English


Has been with Coverdale since 1993