EY Partner Yunus Ozler, Announced as Next MCA President

Yunus Ozler, EY UK&I Energy and Resources Consulting Leader and Partner, has been announced as the next President of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), the trade association for management consultancy firms in the UK. Ozler who currently sits on the MCA Board as Vice President will be formally confirmed in the new post on April 6th 2022.

Yunus has worked in consulting for over 22 years. He joined EY in 2006 and has worked with leading Energy and Resources organisations as they adapt and transform their businesses for a more sustainable net zero world, delivering long term value for their stakeholders. As well as being an MCA board member and Vice President, Yunus was also awarded the UK Strategy Consultant of the Year at the MCA Awards in 2013. He has also authored numerous thought leadership publications on new energy business models, digital technology and customer centricity.

The newly elected Vice Presidents are Steve Watmough from Mason Advisory who is also Chair of the MCA SME Committee and Lucy Jeffreys from IBM Consulting. Ozler will take over from Nadun Muthukumarana from Deloitte who increased focus and energy around the industry’s diversity and inclusion agenda, membership growth and the scale up of the Chartered Management Consultant Award.

The MCA President is elected from amongst the members of the MCA Council to serve a two-year period and works with the MCA Board to direct and supervise the work of the trade association. Ozler takes over at an important time for the consulting sector as the industry faces an upsurge in demand from clients post pandemic and a significant drive to recruit more talent and train and develop them in new hybrid working ways. The MCA itself has experienced significant growth in recent times up 40% in the last three years and represents a diverse range of leading management consultancy firms across the sector.

Commenting on his new role as MCA President, Yunus Ozler, said:

“In these unprecedented times, management consultants have demonstrated the important role and purpose we have to our clients and wider society. We are in an exciting phase of growth for consulting as clients are transforming at pace and turning to consultants as trusted advisors for our opinions, skills, expertise, and innovation.

“In addition, new ways of working are providing opportunities for our profession to become even more inclusive, bringing diverse talent pools into consulting. Supporting initiatives to attract and retain the best talent across the profession is a key priority for me in my role as MCA President.

“I look forward to taking up my position and supporting firms, of all sizes, to work together to help our industry grow and thrive. We are at our strongest when we share best practices, keeping our clients and talent at the centre of what we do, and communicating our value to all stakeholders thorough the power of the MCA, our trade body.”

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

“The MCA has a growing membership base, and we are focused in our five-year plan on enhancing our role as the voice of the consulting sector and delivering excellent membership benefits to small, medium and large firms. Yunus has been a tireless and active supporter of many of our key activities on the MCA board and we look forward to working with him in delivering first class membership services and representation in the future. Our commitment remains steadfast towards ethics and professionalism in consulting as evident by the introduction of the Chartered Management Consultant Award (ChMC) and we are looking forward to growing this further in the coming years.”

The MCA Board will also be joined by new board members Rachel Charlton from Deloitte, Chris Twigg from Inner Circle Consulting and Roy Williams from Vendigital. The Vice Presidents are Steve Watmough from Mason Advisory who is also Chair of the MCA SME Committee and Lucy Jeffreys from IBM Consulting. The appointments come as the association continues to expand the number of firms it represents with a 20% growth from last year.

Further information on the MCA can be found at www.mca.org.uk