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Public Sector Working Group

The Public Sector Working Group is made up of members of the MCA who help public sector organisations to become more effective and more efficient by improving how they operate, reducing costs and changing the way they do their business.

Small, medium and large firms are all engaged by government, both at a national and local level,  to support projects which require people with expertise in digital technology, supply chain, logistics, procurement and in delivering major government projects.  The consulting sector provides multi-disciplinary capabilities and senior experience very quickly to support government and has helped deal with complex negotiations around data, infrastructure and procurement at pace.

All MCA member firms used by government have been procured through competitively tendered Crown Commercial Service frameworks which evaluate bidding firms against quality and cost criteria. As part of these contracts, consultancy firms are required to upskill civil servants and transfer knowledge to increase capability for the future.

The group meets regularly to discuss the key issues affecting the public sector that impact the consulting sector and to assist with messaging for press releases. The group has recently been involved in helping develop the Government Playbook which provides guidance on when consultants can add the most value and how government can be a more effective client of consultants to ensure excellent results for society are delivered.

The group meets regularly to discuss the key issues affecting the public sector that impact the consulting sector and to assist with messaging for press releases. Guest speakers are invited to give updates on their respective sectors: –

Cabinet Office

  • Janet Baker – Crown Commercial Lead, Commercial Models
  • Matthew Browne, Cabinet Office, Deputy Director of the Outsourcing Programme

Crown Commercial Services

  • Gareth Clark – Deputy Director, Professional Services
  • Tilly Harvey-Godfrey – Head of Category, Professional Service

The MCA’s role is to establish the UK consulting sector as critical to the UK economy and society. Our role is to promote greater public and business understanding of the range and depth of consulting and to enhance public trust in consulting through Consulting Excellence.

The elected Chair of the Committee is Kate Spalding who is a Partner at Atos Consulting. Members of the committee are:

  • Magdalena Borgedahl Akeso & Co.
  • Alasdair Ramage Arca Blanca
  • Kate Gardiner Arcadis
  • Paul Hyde Arup
  • Richard Gutsell Atkins
  • Andy Lethbridge BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Gita Singham-Willis Cadence Innova
  • Joel Lever Carnall Farrar
  • Keith Thomas Coeus Consulting
  • Diane Tibbles Curzon Consulting
  • Jenny Boon Deloitte
  • Simon Lipscomb Efficio
  • Natalie Gordon Egremont Group
  • Iain Burgess EY
  • Simon Christian Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Ian Lithgow IBM Services
  • Jonny Moore Inner Circle Consulting
  • Iain Gravestock KPMG
  • David Beggs Managementors
  • Steve Watmough Mason Advisory
  • Pandora Levinge Moorhouse
  • Kerry Hancock Mott MacDonald
  • Ally Robson NECS Consultancy
  • Nina Shore NEL Healthcare Consulting
  • Mike Wilkinson North Highland
  • David Segal PPL
  • Simon Payne Proxima Group
  • Michael Harrington PwC
  • Adam Hadley QuantSpark
  • Justin Kelly Siemens PLC
  • Paul Greenwood Sysdoc
  • Mick Walker TDP
  • Charlotte Bambridge The PSC
  • Richard Daley Vendigital