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Merryck welcomes two new Mentors amid continued growth

Howard & Phil

Merryck are delighted to welcome Phil Jordan and Howard Gough to the faculty of mentors. As recent executives they bring unique industry and sector expertise to our broader pool of mentors across EMEA.

Phil has over 35 years’ experience transforming businesses and leveraging technology, digital and data for Global leaders of the telecommunications and retail industries. As a Global CIO and most recently Group CIO at Sainsbury’s, Phil has been at the forefront of IT Operating Model, cost and performance reinvention at the same time as digital transformation.

Alongside mentoring, Phil has a portfolio of Chair and Non-Executive Director roles within FTSE 250 organisations and he also advises other businesses on their Technology agenda.

Howard is a seasoned, internationally experienced CEO who has spent most of his career in Healthcare. Most recently as CEO of EMEA for Cigna, a Fortune 20 health services and insurance company, where he drove transformational growth of a multibillion portfolio.

Howard has lived and worked internationally and currently resides in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to supporting future generations of leaders as a mentor and coach, Howard also acts as a strategic advisor to healthcare foundations, disruptive healthcare platforms and healthcare transformation initiatives across the GCC.

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

“I’m delighted to welcome Phil and Howard to the Merryck faculty. I know that our clients will gain immense value from working with them. We continually strive to add high quality mentors to our faculty to ensure that we are well positioned to support senior executives meet the evolving challenges they face. Phil and Howard bring distinct and highly relevant experience and I look forward to partnering 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 Paul Peplow, Operating Partner:                +44 (0) 7736 646561

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