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Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

MCA members are committed to diversity and inclusion within their workplace and workforce. They have demonstrated this by signing up to the Consulting Excellence principles which outline the standards they are committing to on diversity and inclusion. We respect and embrace diversity and inclusion and understand the importance and positive benefit of people from different backgrounds working for our companies and our clients. Furthermore, all members support industry efforts to improve progress on diversity and inclusion by implementing best practice and monitoring the diversity of the consultancy sector workforce over time.

The Diversity and Inclusion Working Group brings together firms from across the sector to share best practice across the industry.

The vision is to ensure that every step of a career in consulting is accessible to everyone. Creating a culture that is truly inclusive of everyone and enables all consultants to bring their authentic selves to work is a priority for our industry.

The group meets every 6 weeks to discuss key diversity and inclusion industry issues and upcoming activities and events.

Impact and Influence

Since the beginning of the year, the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group has worked to host events and workshops focused on diversity and inclusion. All members are committed to investigating the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion policies and participating in the MCA Annual Industry Report 2021 which forms a comprehensive assessment of the performance of the consulting sector in the UK in this area. Members can find out the latest data from 2020 on gender, ethnicity and social mobility in the latest MCA Annual Industry Report 2021.

MCA Member firms are at different stages in their journey to improve equality, diversity and inclusion. The Diversity & Inclusion Working Group are committed to and focused on supporting all member firms, no matter their size, to progress their workforce inclusion initiatives in the future.

To do this we, the working group, is:

  • Developing a best practice toolkit, designed and utilised by members, setting out positive and effective interventions across the employee journey;
  • Hosting events to discuss the importance of data in improving equity, inclusion and diversity in organisations, and working with leaders from our membership to set stretched targets that will make a real difference to the industry;
  • Learning from each other to address challenges and issues to accelerate the change.

“We are both really excited about the initiatives planned for the D&I working Group and are extremely grateful to our fellow members who contribute, and champion change in their workplace as we strive for greater inclusivity across the sector.”

Gita Singham-Willis and Sian Toussaint, 

Diversity & Inclusions Working Group Chairs

Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

The Diversity and Inclusion working group has developed this toolkit to support MCA members to track social mobility metrics and ensure the management consulting industry is recognised as driving effective and positive change in society.

This information pack is for MCA members ONLY and shares key resources to improve equality, inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Get Involved

Find out how you can get involved with the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, by emailing


Working Group Members

All MCA member firms have adopted the Consulting Excellence principles and are committed to and understand the value of embracing diversity and inclusion within their firms and for clients.

The group has representatives from across the consulting sector and the current MCA Diversity and Inclusion Working Group Members are:

Amy Moss Arca Blanca
Astrid Berkman Arcadis
Steve Whymont Arup
Navneet Sandhu Atkins
Chris Cahill Atos Consulting
Jane Olds BCS Consulting
Gita Singham-Willis Cadence Innova
Zahra Safarfashandi Carnall Farrar
Bhavika Depala Coeus Consulting
Helen Kilvington Credera
Rachna Trehan Curzon Consulting
Rachel Gilbert Curzon Consulting
Nadun Muthukumarana Deloitte
Jackie Henry Deloitte
Shimrit Janes Digital Workplace Group
Sandra Jackson Efficio
Pragasen Morgan EY
Hassan Kamara EY
Ellie Wilkes EY
Nathalie Choi Gobeyond Partners
Jenn Barnett Grant Thornton UK
Bethan Gill Grant Thornton UK
Mary Egwenu IBM Services
Sandra Perez Inner Circle Consulting
Payal Jain JCURV
Lucy Surry KPMG
Jacqueline Todd KPMG
Zhenevjeva Ronconi Mason Advisory
Elizabeth Adeoye Moorhouse
Ally Robson NECS Consultancy
Sophie Whelan NECS Consultancy
Niran Samra North Highland
Lucinda Peniston-Baines Observatory International
Antonia Tullock Observatory International
Laura Walsh PPL
Emma Corderey Proxima Group
Sian Toussaint PwC
Roberta Carter PwC
Rosalind Hunter Simon-Kucher & Partners
Anthony Pesdirz Sysdoc
Martin Rothero TDP
Roz Hawley The PSC
Anita Maguire Vendigital
Cassandra Zuluaga Vynamic