Meet the pmX Team

At a big 4 consulting firm, if you have a client with a need, you always say, “we can do that.” But in our experience, these firms look at the bench and find that they don’t have the people who can do that. The difference with pmX is that the only people in our company and in our network are senior leaders with deep experience in change initiatives – the right people to get the job done. When you work with pmX, you get the best talent for the project, not just whoever’s available from a firm’s bench at that particular moment in time.

Matthew Gunbie
Founder, Strategy and Business Change Lead

Matthew has more than 25 years of professional services experience, working with international clients in the United Kingdom, North America and the Middle East. As a consulting partner with PwC, where he trained as a Chartered Accountant, he was responsible for services to global organisations such as Safeway, The Coca-Cola Company, Cadburys and G4S.

Ian McCarthy
Founder, Strategy and Business Change Lead

Ian has over 35 years of senior managerial experience, principally in home building and varied construction sectors. His experience spans Europe, Asia and North America. During his 20-year tenure as a CEO, Ian led the IPO of Beazer Homes USA, Inc. on the New York Stock Exchange in 1994 and grew this company to a Fortune 500 ranked revenue peak of $5.5 billion. Ian currently chairs pmX and Imperial Paints and is a Participant Investor in private equity funds.

Paul Biddle
Strategy & Board Development Lead

Paul is a very accomplished executive with experience as a CEO and CFO for major public and private organisations. Paul has also had extensive Board experience in both executive and non-executive capacities. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, Paul progressed through a number of prestigious companies including Unilever, Rank Xerox, Digital Equipment and NatWest. Most recently Paul was the Director of Finance for Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Ian Bonny
Human Resource Lead

Ian is an experienced HR & Organisational Change Director with over 15 years’ experience as an HR functional lead, successfully delivering strategic HR and change programmes across automotive, pharmaceuticals, financial services, consumer healthcare and construction sectors for clients such as Ford of Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, GSK, Sigma Aldrich and Deutsche Bank.

Les Dawson OBE
Strategy and Governance Lead

Les is a Chairman and Chief Executive with a record of delivering radical improvements in customer performance, profitability and reputation management in the Gas, Power and Water sectors. With over 35 years in industry he has significant experience of business turnaround, process transformation and change leadership in complex regulated businesses coupled with Non-Executive experience in a range of sectors. He has been the Chief Executive of Southern Water, Managing Director at United Utilities and Head of Operations at Transco.

Ian Gibson
Construction and Real Estate Lead

Ian has been delivering major projects and programs for corporate clients and institutions for over 30 years. He works closely with his clients, acting as trusted advisor to ensure that project and programme deliverables are in tune with business change drivers. His experience ranges across many sectors, including health, defence, retail, telecoms and property development. Key clients include the BBC, Marks and Spencer, NHS Land Securities and British Land.

Andrew Harrington
Human Resource Lead

Andrew has over 20 years experience of HR and change management functions, within both the private and public sector (unionised and non-unionised). His specific experience covers technology led change (HRIS), rewards, organisational design, process re-design and transformation, with a strong focus on Stakeholder Management and Communications. His corporate clients include British Energy, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS, Arup Partnership, Atkins and DAS Legal Insurance. Additionally Andrew has worked collaboratively with Accenture and PwC.

Anthony van der Hoek
Marketing Lead

Anthony “Tony” van der Hoek has over 20 years experience as a Senior Marketing Executive who brings a rich global perspective, advanced process understanding and a focus on the successful delivery of key business outcomes. Tony’s skills have been applied to big data, revenue growth management and improving business processes to the distinct benefit of the Coca-Cola system in a wide array of customer engagements, most notably with Walmart and 7-eleven. In 2012, Tony was recognized as a Visionary by Consumer Goods Technology.

Becky Horrocks
Programme Manager Lead

Becky is a highly professional and practical programme and project manager, with over 10 years experience operating in a wide range of environments. An excellent communicator, familiar with working in complex stakeholder environments, who understands the importance of engaging and facilitating stakeholders to get results, negotiate deadlines and resolve issues. Becky’s experience includes the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Hampshire Constabulary and PA Consulting.

Steve Maleham
Health Services Lead

Steve has over 25 years experience working within the public health sector in the UK. Qualified as a pathologist, Steve has been a Senior Executive at Southern Derby Lift Company, University Hospitals Birmingham, and Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. He now specializes in providing strategic advice to NHS Trusts, CCG’s and other NHS organizations in NHS England.

Will Melson
Business Transformation Lead

Will has over 25 years of consulting and corporate line responsibility and has been CEO of four corporations and has successfully led dozens of program management offices and delivered many ERP implementations. He is highly experienced in developing roadmaps for transformation, and is an author and frequent speaker on this topic. Will’s extensive experience includes T-Mobile, John Deere, Catholic Health Partners, AT&T, VF Corp, Masco, DuPont, and Summa Health System.

Rex Parry
Legal Lead

Rex was an equity partner at the international law firm Eversheds LLP, from 1996 until 2011. His responsibilities at Eversheds included leading their IT and outsourcing teams and their telecoms and intellectual property practices; he also led their London commercial contracts team for a number of years. Clients who Rex has worked with include a wide range of private sector entities, particularly banks, insurers, retailers and wholesalers, as well as a range of public sector bodies.

Sue Pascoe
Outsourcing and Shared Services Lead

Sue has over 25 years experience consulting with global organizations in areas such as finance transformation, shared services, outsourcing and organizational design. As a partner with PwC she led the global shared services and outsourcing advisory practice and worked with clients such as National Grid, Asda, Shire and the BBC. She is also the UK & Irish Ambassador for the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Sue started her career as a Chartered Accountant.

Ameet Phadnis
Organizational Change and Board Development Lead

Ameet has more than 25 years global business experience from operational delivery to board relationships. He has a strong commercial focus leading strategy development and execution plus numerous change management assignments, often combining client and professional consultant teams. Ameet’s extensive experience includes Detica, Vertex, Accenture and Extraprise.

Martyn Pither
Finance Function and Shared Services Lead

Martyn is a very experienced finance professional with over 15 years as a European Finance Executive. At CFO level he has enhanced profitability through strategic FP&A and executive reporting, cash & working capital management, transfer pricing, acquisition and business integration. In recent years he has focused on business analysis and cost reduction programs, culminating in the introduction of an Offshore Shared Service for SME regional businesses. Martyn’s wide multi-cultural experience includes Alere Medical and Healthcare, Systemax Inc and AT&T.

Paul Rumble
Office of CIO Lead

Paul is a CIO and IT Director with over 30 years of global experience. He is an expert in business and IT change, restructuring and performance improvement with a track record spanning financial services, travel, transport, manufacturing and distribution sectors. He has successfully led teams of 1000+ and managed budgets well in excess of £100m.

Anna Siegrist
Research Analyst

Anna is a well qualified business analyst. She possesses a high level of attention to detail with multi-lingual capabilities. Anna has worked in the financial services sector, holding a number of analyst and credit positions with Valiant Bank Bern. She has a BSc. in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland – Fribourg and is currently completing her MSc. in Project and Enterprise Management at University College London (UCL).

Julie Summers
Compliance and Business Transformation Lead

Julie has over 15 years as an experienced leader implementing global regulatory compliance and strategic business transformation. She is highly effective at creating operational efficiency across different cultures and locations. In addition, Julie is adept at managing the implementation and automation of business processes, while controlling financial, operational and compliance risk. As a team builder she has motivated and developed teams in North America, South America and Europe with Fortune 500 companies including AGCO.

Paul Taylor
Finance Function & Reporting Lead

Paul has over 20 years experience as a finance professional with large blue chip international businesses. His focus has been to utilise his extensive knowledge and experience to assist companies in delivering enhanced profitability through financial controls & reporting, process improvement, change management, contract management and system implementations. Paul’s wide experience includes ASDA, O2, Constellation Brands, Honda, Wickes and Premier Foods.

Dr. Satu Teerikangas
Research & Workshop Facilitator Lead

Satu is a Senior Lecturer in management at University College London (UCL). Satu’s research is focused on the dynamics of strategic change, which she explores in particular in the context of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She also specializes in the drivers that make employees highly engaged at work. Prior to joining academia, Satu worked for Shell in the Netherlands and UK with management consulting and HR positions. A Finnish native, Satu has wide international experience across three continents.

David Townsley
IT and Risk Management Lead

David has over 20 years extensive hands-on experience leading multi-million pound business change, transformation and technology enabled programmes through the full life-cycle from business case to post-implementation. David has specific experience in system ‘spec and select’ initiatives with particular success in the procurement, supplier-negotiation and project management of complex in-house, outsourced and managed-service arrangements. David’s experience ranges from PwC, Bass PLC, Fujistiu Services and direct employment in government organizations.

Anna Urbaniak
Programme Management Lead

Anna is a highly professional, solution-orientated Project Manager with considerable experience in delivering results in international teams. She possesses a high level of attention to detail, with excellent problem-solving abilities. Effective in managing teams and stakeholders to facilitate the delivery of projects in accordance with objectives, ensuring communication levels remain open and free-flowing. Anna’s experience includes the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, UK Trade and Investment and University College London.

Haleh Walton
Programme Management Lead

Haleh has over 20 years experience in both IT and business change management, with a proven track record of successfully leading diverse business improvement initiatives. She has worked through the full business change life cycle with particular expertise in the articulation of business strategy and project & programme implementation. She has successfully developed innovative solutions to various business requirements with PwC, Fujitsu, SDL Group PLC and System Associates.

Richard Webster
Office of CFO Lead

Richard is a CFO and Finance Director with significant international experience in leading corporate restructuring and recovery in complex, high profile organisations with demonstrable success in delivering business transformation and strategic change. He has held senior finance positions at Liberata (a private equity owned business process outsourcing business based in the UK), Transport for London and Serco PLC.

Lisa Williams
IT Systems and Supply Chain Lead

Lisa has more than 20 years as an experienced leader of business change and transformation programmes and initiatives. She is recognized for her skill at building and leading strong cross-functional teams who drive exceptional financial results through a combination of process, technology, relationship management and operational metrics combined with P&L and working capital management. Her corporate experience includes Grainger, Fisher Scientific, SDI and GoodCents plus professional services experience at PwC and Grant Thornton.