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Leadership Team 

Jonathan Pilgrim

Jonathan Pilgrim

Group Director 

Joint Founder, Jonathan leads the global REALISE and PRECISION areas at MCW. He is a highly successful culture and behavioural change professional with considerable strategic change and operational Organisation Development skills. He has 15 years’ change management experience with expert and award-winning relationship management skills specialising in gaining buy-in from stakeholders. He is an accomplished facilitator, NLP master practitioner and a professional (Law Society) mediator. He has considerable international experience within both the Public and Private sectors.  Jonathan develops MCW's long lasting relationships with Customers, acting as CEO to the MCW Group of specialist businesses.

Clients include: HMRC, TFL,  Pension Protection Fund, Oxford University Press, Saudi Aramco, IPCC, London Grid for Learning

Specialities: Workplace Innovation, Organisational Design, Mentoring

Piers Thurston

Piers Thurston

Group  Director 

Joint founder, Piers leads the INSIGHT business for MCW. He is an established personal and business coach, with decades of  experience. He designs and facilitates workshops in mindset transformation, innovation, strategy alignment, and leadership across the world. Piers takes the 'wooliness' out of the coaching and training of soft skills to teach skills that have real application in the work place and bring benefit to life outside the office.  He read law at Durham University, then fast tracked to senior management in  marketing and innovation with large FMCG companies. He is a graduate of the Three Principles Professional Institute and SuperCoach USA, and an ex NLP trainer. A thought leader in the field of state of mind in business, he is also a skilled facilitator of coaching skills in others, having trained and mentored over 750 coaches.

Clients include: Unilever, Ford, CPW, Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Tesco, GSK, Barclays, McCann Word Group,  Kerry Foods,  Anglepoise, NHS, BSKYB, EEDA, Local Government and Mars Masterfoods.

Specialities:  Quality of Mind Realisation, Coaching

Richard J Hannah

Richard J Hannah

European Advisory Practice Head / Non Exec Director

Richard rejoined the MCW group in 2018 after Executive positions in heavy engineering, aviation, oil and gas and Government.  He has won multiple industry awards and manages MCW's  REALISE  business in Europe. He is a multi skilled, globally experienced Transformation Consultant and Technology Director, who brings energy and know how into assignments involving transformation, innovation, strategy alignment, and team leadership across the world.  He has lived and worked in over a dozen countries. After careers in the military and  Law, Hannah is a sought after Consultant and turnaround working out of offices near Alicante in Spain. Richard is also Non Exec Director of Smart Resource Solutions Limited.

Clients include: HMRC, CAA, TUI Group, QCDA, Chelmsford City Council, Aviva, Thomson-Reuters, Fujitsu, Capita, Barclays, DWP,  and LGFL

Specialities:  Digital and Service Transformation; Programme Leadership; Operations Management; Supply Chain Optimisation; Contract negotiation; Exit management.