Alan Leaman OBE

Vice Chair

Alan Leaman OBE is Chief Executive of the MCA (Management Consultancies Association), the representative industry body for UK management consulting firms. He leads the Association in its discussions with government and represents the industry in the media.

Before joining the MCA, Alan specialised in communications, public affairs and campaigning. From 1988-93, he was Head of Office for Paddy Ashdown MP, then leader of the Liberal Democrats; Alan was responsible for media relations, policy advice and serving as Paddy’s chief speech writer. Alan then worked as Senior Associate Director at Hill and Knowlton (UK) Ltd, before becoming the Director of Corporate Affairs at the ABI (Association of British Insurers). He worked at the ABI for seven years from 2001-2008, helping to establish the organisation’s media profile as Britain’s leading trade association. Alan started his career in a number of leading UK voluntary organisations and charities.

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