14 Dec 2020

CMCE appoints Nick Bush as new Director

Nick Bush has been appointed to succeed Calvert Markham as Director of the Centre for Management Consulting Excellence (CMCE).

CMCE aims to share academic research and practitioner experience to the benefit of the consulting community and was launched in 2017 by the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants (WCoMC), one of the modern livery companies in the City of London.

Announcing the appointment, John Pulford MBE, Master of WCoMC, said, ‘Livery Companies have traditionally had educational objectives for their profession. We thank Past Master Calvert Markham for his vision and energy in the foundation of CMCE which is now a key component in our Company’s contribution to the development of the activity of management consultancy.’ Markham commented, ‘It has been a pleasure to work with a team of fellow professionals in establishing the Centre. I hope that it will continue to flourish and grow into a great benefit for consultants and their clients, and for academics and students alike.’

Incoming Director Nick Bush, who will take over on January 1, is a management consultant who helps organisations deliver outstanding results for their customers through better strategies, plans and delivery. His career covers consulting firms, working as an internal change agent and more recently as a freelance/interim consultant. During the 1990s he worked for CSC Index, the originators of business reengineering then moved to BT plc, where he helped them move into new internet-enabled business areas. More recently, after a spell in financial services, he has specialised in helping non-profit organisations deliver effective change.

Bush said, ‘The Centre is a community that brings together not just management consultants but also their clients, academics and business schools – in fact all who have an interest in management consultancy. I will continue to build on the foundation of events, research and intellectual resources that Calvert has established over the last four years, to create a network that enables its members to make a step change in the value that consulting assignments deliver.’

Notes for editors

About the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

Livery Companies are the modern successors to the ancient guilds based in the City of London. Traditionally they have had charitable and educational objectives with, for example, many founding schools.

The Worshipful Company of Management Consultants was founded in 1992 and is number 105 on the list of Companies in the City. It is a closed company – i.e. only those involved with management consultancy are eligible to become members.

About the Centre for Management Consulting Excellence

The Centre for Management Consulting Excellence is a learned society established to facilitate sharing of know-how and to promote research of value to the practice of consultancy. The Centre serves the community of all who are interested in management consultancy – including not only practitioners but also clients, academics and students – through a programme of events, an on-line knowledge exchange; and by undertaking research, usually in collaboration with business schools, into topics of interest in consultancy. The Centre for Management Consulting Excellence is currently run by volunteers drawn from WCoMC.