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Merryck welcomes two new Mentors amid strong growth plans

Helen and John

Merryck enjoyed a successful 2022 and is on track to continue its growth trajectory in 2023. We are building our capabilities with a particular focus on our Faculty of Mentors.

We are delighted to welcome Helen Ashton and John McGuigan to our Faculty and look forward to partnering with them to support clients in a landscape of CEO transitions, transformation, hybrid workers, increased cyber threats, climate change & sustainability, diversity & inclusion and a growing focus on people and mental health.

John has over 35 years of experience across Financial Services, Healthcare and TMT. He has worked internationally at ExCo level for global corporations, FTSE100 organisations and in the public sector. He has been recognised for his extensive knowledge of developing and delivering market leading customer experience working in partnership with brands including Apple, Google and TCS. John’s most recent role was Group Customer Director at Phoenix Group and as a member of the ExCo he was responsible for the development and delivery of an omni channel experience. John was part of the core team who sold Standard Life to Phoenix in 2018, and he was involved in a range of M&A activity whilst at Telefónica. John is now Chair of Scottish Financial Enterprise, a Non-Executive for the Scottish Ambulance Service and an advisor to Fintech companies.

Helen has 30 years of experience as a leader in industries from retail to business services and financial services as well as a decade of Board experience in Executive Director and Non-Executive Director roles in FTSE 350 businesses. Starting her career as an accountant, Helen recognised the power of numbers within businesses to support her wider leadership ambitions. She has extensive experience of developing purpose led cultures, nurturing high performance teams and is proud of her straightforward candour. Helen has a portfolio of Non-Executive and advisor roles and is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Chris Beer, Executive Director at Merryck & Co. said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Helen and John to the Merryck faculty. They embody our values of Courage, Curiosity and Generosity and I know that our clients will gain immense value from working with them. Our Faculty is a community of lifelong learners committed to elevating the impact of leadership for the benefit of all stakeholders. I look forward to working with them”.

* Established in 1998, Merryck & Co. is a leading executive mentoring firm, made up of  former CEO’s and business leaders who support CEOs, senior executives, and executive leadership teams to enhance their leadership impact to the benefit of all stakeholders.

* In 2021, Merryck & Co partnered with MW&L Capital Partners (“MW&L”). Funds controlled and advised by MW&L acquired the share capital of Merryck. MW&L is a private investment firm based in London that is owned and operated by Matthew Westerman, Julian Metherell and Peter Livanos

 For further information please contact Sabrina Dima, Director of Service Delivery:                  07710021965

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