Welcome to the MPF Management Teams Group

Bringing together everyone on the management team to address common issues

Everyone belongs to a team. Although the economic case for collaboration is well-established, experts have a tendency to congregate into silos, thereby building barriers and reinforcing group think. Yet most communication is conveyed through non-verbal means, with face-time being the only way to read it. The Committee organises bi-monthly events for up to 70 people and a private Hub that:

  • Encourage learning through an exchange of ideas and best practice
  • Clarify how management teams can best contribute to the challenges and opportunities facing their firms
  • Explore ways to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust with colleagues
  • Facilitate debate amongst those holding diverse perspectives
  • Provide individuals with insight into the value contributed by other management experts


Chair: Nick Carter-Pegg, Head of Professional Services Group, BDO

Director: Meirion Jones, Director, Client Critical

Jeremy Horner, Non-Executive Director, Shoosmiths

Gavin Ingham Brooke, Founder, Spada

Ian Jeffery, Chief Executive, Lewis Silkin

Sue Johnson, Senior Partner, PDP London

Mark Jones, Director, Mark Jones Consulting

Amanda Phillips, Director of External Relations, City Women Network

Richard Skelley, Relationship Director, Santander

Richard Thorby, Executive Director, Matrix Consulting


  • It’s a place to help each other and offer your support in a fast evolving and uncertain business landscape
  • Learn about the motivations, fears, hopes, troubles, etc of those with distinct mindsets
  • Share information that you wouldn’t be as comfortable sharing with a work colleague
  • Enjoy a level playing field and an open forum – everybody present has the same opportunity to communicate and listen; everybody gets the chance to speak, and to hear what’s said
  • Lift your head out of your day-to-day activities


Market disruption: Part 2 – Digital, technology and AI

Speakers - Ian Jeffery (Lewis Silkin); Mark Sykes (BDO); Alex Hamilton (Radiant Law)

Moore Stephens, 150 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4AB

Thursday 14 September 2017

In February we held an MPF event discussing Market Disruption from challenger firms within professional services, offering alternative service delivery and pricing models.

In this second event we move on to take a look at how professional services are being disrupted by the development of new technologies and platforms.

Further details and RSVP


  • Thursday 5 October
  • Friday 1 December


  • Firmwide leaders
  • Client-facing leaders and Office heads
  • Group members
  • Specialist suppliers (by invitation)

Membership details


FT       HBR


Meirion Jones

Meirion Jones,
Client Critical

Nick Carter-Pegg

Nick Carter-Pegg,

Gavin Ingham Brooke

Gavin Ingham Brooke,

Jeremy Horner

Jeremy Horner,

Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson,
PDP London

Ian Jeffery

Ian Jeffery,
Lewis Silkin

Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips,
City Women Network

Mark Jones

Mark Jones,
Mark Jones Consulting

Richard Thorby

Richard Thorby,
Matrix Consulting

Richard Skelley

Richard Skelley

More on the committee members…


  • Becoming a key person of influence
  • Creating competitive differentiation
  • Devising strategies for a decade of disruption
  • Harnessing the energy of your people
  • Performance Management
  • Winning new clients and growing existing ones