Sector Head for Government and Partner at KPMG UK, Nicholas Fox, has been announced as the next President of the Management Consultants Association (MCA), the representative voice for the UK consulting sector. Currently a board member of the MCA, Nicholas will formally take on the role of President at the next MCA Council meeting on the 21st of March.   

Nicholas has been with KPMG for 19 years and is a member of the firm’s Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare (IGH) leadership team. As Sector Head for Government, he is responsible for KPMG’s central government practice and leads the firm’s work in the justice sector. He also sits on the leadership board for the firm’s global government network and is a Chartered Management Consultant. 

Nicholas has worked in consulting for over 25 years including at other MCA Member Firms, PwC and IBM Consulting.  

Commenting on his new role as MCA President, Nicholas Fox, said:  

“I’m thrilled to be elected as the next president of the MCA. Our profession is in great demand for strategic guidance, helping clients with their challenges and opportunities including embedding AI, implementing technology transformation and support with sustainability efforts.

“My focus will be on championing diversity and equity within our profession and promoting the MCA’s chartered programme, which provides consultants with professional accreditations for the first time. I look forward to working with MCA members as we continue to drive positive change in our industry.” 

Chief Executive of the MCA Tamzen Isacsson, said: 

The MCA is going from strength to strength and now represents over 90 leading consulting firms and grew over 20% last year. I and the MCA team would like to thank Yunus Ozler and EY for helping to lead the Presidency over the past couple of years and for their work particularly around the Young MCA and the scale of the Chartered Award. We very much look forward to working with Nicholas Fox from KPMG and the rest the Board to continue to champion the role of consulting in society and the economy and to deliver valuable member services for the sector.” 

As well as a new President, there are two newly elected Vice Presidents for the MCA. They are Rachel Charlton, Partner at Deloitte, and Andy Lethbridge from BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Nicholas Fox will take over from incumbent Yunus Ozler from EY who has been President for two years and who has helped to support the successful growth of the MCA and focus on scale up on ChMC.  

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. Nicholas becomes President at a time when the sector has forecast growth of 9% for 2024 and 11% for 2025, despite the economic uncertainty both in the UK and globally.  The MCA itself also continues to experience growth and now represents over 90 diverse leading management consultancy firms from across the sector.  

The MCA Board will also be joined by new board members including Jila Bahri-Esfahani at BJSS, Kate Bamford EY and Miranda Reeves from Atkins.  

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