Department of State Development

Mike Hnyda, Chief Executive - Department for Trade, Tourism and InvestmentMike Hnyda, Chief Executive,
Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment

A Chartered Surveyor by trade, Mike has 20 years’ experience in foreign direct investment and delivering major global projects.

Before making the move to South Australia, Mike was Deputy Director of the Welsh Government’s Inward Investment and Trade team and prior to that that held director roles with International Business Wales (IBW), and the Welsh Development Agency (WDA) – all agencies focused on attracting global inward investment to Wales.

Mike bought his experience to South Australia and built South Australia’s investment agency from the ground up. In this time, Mike lead the agency to secure more than 7,000 jobs and over a $1 billion of capital investment with companies such as Technicolor, Boeing, Babcock, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NEC Australia, Tesla, Neoen, Pernod Ricard, Orora, Datacom, Verogaurd, Super Concepts, Tic Toc, Inghams Enterprises, and Big River Pork investing and expanding in South Australia. 

Mike is married with two grown up sons, David and Richard, and loves all sports particularly rugby, golf and running marathons.