I lead EY’s Government & Infrastructure Consulting sector and was delighted to be given the opportunity to become one of the profession’s first Chartered Management Consultants. I graduated in Aerospace Engineering and I spent over a decade as an engineer in the aerospace and defence industry before joining EY, so the importance of becoming a chartered professional has been ingrained in me since university. Add to this the culture of a firm such as EY, where we have thousands of Chartered Accountants, and it was a logical step for me to be hugely supportive of the Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) programme and become chartered myself.
EY has always been a great place to learn; from colleagues and mentors, great on the job coaching as well as the more formal development programmes.
“The client experience we can afford our people cements this learning and development journey and enables us to build exceptional leaders. We are proud to be partnering with other member firms, the MCA and the CMI to shape and pilot this programme which will become the kitemark of Consulting Excellence.”
The relentless march of digital transformation is sweeping across everything our clients do, and we need to make sure that the profession is at the forefront of this change and fit for the future.
“The competencies underpinning the Chartered Award clearly articulate the skills and capabilities our people develop on their Consulting experience with us. The Award will strengthen the reputation of the industry and help us continue to attract and retain some of the world’s brightest, most diverse and innovative talent.”
What encouraged me most about the ChMC award process was that the focus is as much about guiding our people to become fair and inclusive leaders as it is about building pure consulting skills; but don’t think the assessment is
soft on consulting skills! The relentless march of digital transformation is sweeping across everything our clients do and we need to make sure that the profession is at the forefront of this change and fit for the future.
As a young graduate, the path to becoming a Chartered Engineer felt like a series of critical experiences and learning that I would embrace as my career developed; each one building on the foundation I was creating, endorsed by strong support from my employers. I believe that our graduates at EY, who are embarking on their careers in management consulting, see it in the same way and the ChMC provides a meaningful framework for their development.
“There are exciting times ahead for the profession and no better time to begin the journey to Chartered Management Consultant. This programme will become the kitemark of Consulting Excellence.”