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A single, globally experienced team

Our TEAM

 

Working as one team from London, our network extends globally, built on decades of combined experience in international search and board advice.

 

PARTNERS

Jeremy Breaks

Jeremy has nearly 25 years of search experience, having previously worked with management consulting firms, Accenture and McKinsey.

He advises boards and leadership teams across a range of sectors including industrial, business services, and financial services on both Non-Executive and senior Executive roles.

Jeremy joined MWM on its inception in 2004. He has an MA in PPE from Oxford University.


Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Rebecca has over 20 years of search experience, advising on Board and senior level executive appointments, working across industrial, business services, consumer and retail clients.

In addition to deep expertise in the UK market, predominantly with FTSE 100 and 250 clients, she has played a key role in international board assignments particularly in Continental Europe and Asia.

She joined MWM in 2007, having previously worked in the board practice at Whitehead Mann. She has an MA in English Literature from Cambridge University.


Nick Green

Nick has 25 years of search experience, advising on Board and senior level executive appointments, working across consumer, retail and telecoms clients.

He has led CEO succession for FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 clients as well as private and family held businesses. He has worked across Europe managing non-executive and senior Executive roles.

Nick joined MWM in 2005, having previously been a Partner at Whitehead Mann and a member of the Consumer and Technology practices at Spencer Stuart. He has an MA in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University.


Anna Mann

One of the founders of MWM, and previously a founder of Whitehead Mann. Anna has acted as specialist adviser to many of the world’s leading corporations on board performance, capability and succession.


Justine McIlroy

Justine advises some of the world's leading healthcare groups on their board and senior executive appointments; she is also active in the financial and professional services sectors.

She joined MWM Consulting following ten years at the communications consulting firm Brunswick Group, where she was Co-Head of the global Healthcare practice and part of the Financial Services and Capital Markets teams.

Prior to Brunswick, Justine was an Investment Banker at SG Cowen, where she advised biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Justine is a scientist by training, with a BSc in Pharmacology and a PhD in Molecular Therapeutics from the University of Edinburgh.


Richard Phillips

Richard has 20 years of search experience, predominantly advising on both board, and financial and tech sector appointments for both publicly listed and private organisations. His global financial institution coverage has included the largest organisations in the UK, Switzerland and the US, in particular - across each of the banking, insurance and asset management sectors.

Within the private domain, this has encompassed acting for both private equity firms and entrepreneurial/family owned businesses, across a diverse range of sectors that includes tech, telco and healthcare, as well as consumer and industrial entities. He has also advised several endowments and foundations, usually in connection with prominent commercial families.

Richard joined MWM shortly after it started in 2004, having previously worked in the board practice at Whitehead Mann. He has an MA in Modern History from St Andrews University.


Michael Reyner

Michael joined MWM in 2007 and leads our relationships with clients across a wide range of sectors, both in the UK and internationally, covering both board appointments and key functional and business leadership roles. He has led Chair and CEO searches for FTSE 100 businesses and international equivalents in consumer goods, retail, banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, media and energy amongst others.

In addition to search work, he has worked extensively in different areas of consulting support, including management assessments, succession planning, talent mapping, behavioural and people risk and board effectiveness.

Before MWM, Michael spent 15 years at McKinsey, including nearly a decade as a Partner co-leading the European consumer practice; he started his career in marketing and commercial roles in the food industry. He has a BA in Modern History from Oxford University and a MBA from Manchester Business School.


Mark Woodhouse

Mark brings 30 years of search experience covering the breadth of financial services, advising both private as well as public organisations, as well as major corporations in a range of other sectors globally.

His focus today is predominantly in the Boardroom and Executive Committee domains, comprising Chair and CEO succession, and non-executive and senior advisor appointments as well as other strategically important situations.

After an earlier background in the City and strategy consulting, he joined Whitehead Mann in 1990 and moved to MWM Consulting in 2005. He has degrees from King’s College, London and St John’s College, Cambridge.

 

Senior International Advisor

Ian Butcher

Ian has been involved in top level search for 30 years across all sectors. Now based on the West Coast of the US, he principally focuses on international Board and technology appointments. He was one of the senior partners of Whitehead Mann and one of the founding partners of MWM.

Ian is a Chartered Accountant; after qualifying he worked in investment banking in London and New York. He then worked as the CFO of several public companies before entering the search industry with Whitehead Mann.

 

CONSULTANTS

Gabi Harrison

Gabi re-joined MWM as a Consultant in 2019, having previously worked with the firm. She began her career in management consulting with Deloitte, before joining executive search firm, Bright Young Things. She has an MA in Scandinavian Languages (Swedish) from Edinburgh University.


Eleanor Aberman

Eleanor joined MWM in 2017 having previously worked in real estate private equity at GIC in Singapore and London. She has an MA in History and a MPhil in Real Estate Finance from Cambridge University.


Elizabeth Bell

Elizabeth joined MWM in 2011 having previously worked for two boutique consulting firms. She has a BA in Theology & Philosophy from Cambridge University.


James D’Costa

James joined MWM in 2014 and focuses on Executive and Non-Executive appointments across sectors. He has an MA in Music from Oxford University.


Luke Heaviside

Luke joined MWM in 2015 having previously worked at a boutique insurance search firm. He has a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University.


Patton Jones

Patton joined MWM in 2019 having previously worked in the US where he co-founded an Ed-tech start-up. He has a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.


Olivia Mackintosh

Olivia joined MWM in 2013 having previously worked at a boutique financial services search firm. In 2017, she took a sabbatical year where she completed an MA in Public Policy at the London School of Economics. She has an MA in Philosophy, Psychology and Physiology from Oxford University.


Nicholas Roberts

Nicholas joined MWM in 2019 having previously worked at a boutique executive search firm. He has an MA in Ancient History from UCL.


Antonia Stutter

Antonia joined MWM in 2018 and focuses on Executive and Non-Executive appointments across sectors. She has an MChem in Chemistry from Oxford University.


Josh Waley

Josh joined MWM in 2019 having previously worked at boutique communications search firm. He has an MA in History of Art from Edinburgh University.