MCA Announces Finalists for Chartered Management Consultant of the Year Category for MCA Awards 2024

  • The Award recognises the most exceptional consultant who holds Chartered status
  • Individuals from AtkinsRéalis, EY, PwC, KPMG and Moorhouse Consulting are all finalists
  • Third year of ChMC of the Year award category with previous winners from Mott MacDonald and IBM Consulting


The finalists for the Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) of the Year Award, a category in the MCA Awards 2024, have been announced by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA). The category recognises outstanding consultants who have been awarded Chartered status, who have exceptional expertise, experience, and talent within the consulting profession.

ChMC Accreditation was developed to set and maintain the highest standards in management consulting and to reward consistent high levels of professional competence and achievement.

The Chartered Management Consultant of the Year, now in its third year, is awarded to a Chartered consultant who has shown they have all the qualities required for the accreditation and have applied them to deliver real impact for their clients and the organisations they work with.

The number of Chartered Management Consultants has grown significantly in the past year, with more than 500 new consultants achieving ChMC status. This brings the total to over 1,300 consultants holding the ChMC accreditation, and there are thousands more on their way. The demand for this accreditation has risen by 75% in the last year.

As a growing number of consultancy firms encourage their colleagues to undertake ChMC accreditation, it reflects a renewed focus on professional development and an industry-wide commitment to elevating standards.

Tamzen Isacsson, Chief Executive of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), stated,

“The ChMC accreditation helps consultants improve their skills and competencies, boost their professional reputation, and benefit the organisations and industries they work with. These individuals have demonstrated excellent skills, knowledge, and commitment to the consulting profession. We look forward to celebrating their achievements, after the independent judging panel interviews them, at the awards ceremony in October.”


Ann Francke OBE, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and judge, remarked,

“The Chartered Management Consultant of the Year Award celebrates the excellence and professionalism of consultants who have achieved Chartered status. These individuals have shown their dedication to upholding the best practices in management consulting, delivering positive results for their clients and peers. Congratulations to all the finalists for their remarkable accomplishments.”

The Chartered Management Consultants who have progressed to the finalist stage for the MCA Awards are:


Judges of the Chartered Management Consultant of the Year category are:

Ann Francke, OBE, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI); Rupert Hargreaves, News Editor at City AM and Kirsty Birks, Strategy Director at Boost Drinks and Former Vice President of the MCA.

David Orr, Product Lead at Mott MacDonald became the second recipient of the MCA Management Consultant of the Year award in 2023. He was further recognised as The Times Consultant of the Year 2023 by an independent panel of judges.

The Rt Hon Lord Hague of Richmond has recently been announced as the presenter for the ceremony taking place at the Grosvenor Hotel on Tuesday, 15th October. The event will welcome more than 1,000 guests from the management consultancy sector, key stakeholders including government, national media, and major client organisations. All finalists will be celebrated at the MCA Awards Reception in September at The Orangery at Kensington Palace in London.

Full details, including information on early bird ticket and table bookings, can be found at

More about the Chartered Management Consultant Award (ChMC) can be found at