Advisory Board

Contribution - to provide a high level perspective on issues that are likely to impact the strategy of professional firms, in particular:

  • New business models and service providers
  • Changes to the regulatory, economic and political framework
  • New ways of working through, for example developments in cognitive technology
  • Changes in client buying patterns, for example the increasing role of procurement
  • How ideas shared with clients through effective thought leadership confer business advantage

Committee members

  • Chair - Neville Eisenberg, Senior Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner (law)
  • Director - Richard Chaplin, MPF HQ
  • David Pester, Managing Partner, TLT Solicitors (law)

London committee

Contribution - to help individual members enhance their ability to survive and thrive as leaders in a fast evolving and uncertain business landscape; to facilitate collaboration between specialists with distinct mindsets, and to encourage learning through exploring blind spots. This involves organising regular:

  • Roundtables for firm-wide leaders
  • 'Management Team Together' sessions

Committee members

  • Chair - Nick Carter Pegg, Head of Professional Services Group, BDO (accountancy)
  • Director: Meirion Jones, Client Critical
  • Jeremy Horner
  • Gavin Ingham Brooke
  • Sue Johnson, PDP London
  • Mark Jones, Mark Jones Consulting
  • Amanda Phillips
  • Richard Skelley, Santander
  • Richard Thorby, Matrix Consulting


Specialist committees

Contribution - to link specialists in a formal network across the professions and to enhance collaboration between them through organising regular events that:

  • Identify areas where members can provide internal leadership and directly contribute to their business
  • Exchange ideas and benchmark best practice
  • Enhance and promote the contribution of members to management issues and discussions at their firms



  • Chair - Ian Harvey, Howard Kennedy
  • Director - Anne Harnetty, Johnson Beaumont
  • Julia Sherlock, FTI
  • Rod Harrington, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • John Rockel, Knight Frank



  • Chair - Paul Edwards, DLA Piper
  • Director - MPF HQ
  • Simon Adcock, HSBC
  • Arif Kamal, Thomas Cooper



  • Chair - Penny Newman, Lewis Silkin
  • Director - Tony Jackson, Chelsham Consulting
  • Lak Purewal, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Naz Karimbhai, Bridgepoint
  • Sarah Palmer, Gerald Eve
  • Moira Slape, Travers Smith
  • Kay Willis, Hogan Lovells


Knowledge & Learning

  • Chair - Finola Harrington, EY
  • Director - Steve Perry
  • Lucy Dillon, Reed Smith
  • Steve Bynghall



  • Chair - Paul Amit, Nabarro Nathanson
  • Directors - Gareth Mason + David Brady
  • Lucy Canning, Grant Thornton
  • Leor Franks, FTI
  • Katherine McPherson, Fieldfisher
  • Sally Saadeh, Oxford Properties Group



  • Chair - Roy Welsby, Grant Thornton
  • Director - Keith Tracey, AON
  • Nicole Bigby, BLP
  • Julia Graham, AIRMIC



  • Chair - Julia Hayhoe, Baker McKenzie
  • Director - Paul Barnett. Strategic Management Forum
  • John Cussons, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Neil May, 42 Bedford Row
  • John Rockel, Knight Frank
  • Ian White, A&L Goodbody