Our engagement teams combine deep sector knowledge and rigorous analytical methodologies. Our experienced leaders are actively involved in all of our engagements.
Partners
  Giles Johnson
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    Giles is CIL’s Managing Partner and leads its healthcare and education practices. He has over 20 years’ experience as a management consultant.

    He has significant experience working for acute hospitals, community health services, social and elderly care, children’s care and education, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, consumables and support services such as staffing, IT and informatics.

    Giles has a BA in Politics from Bristol University and sits on the fundraising board of Missing People.

  Jon Whiteman
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    Jon is a Partner at CIL and leads its industrial products and services practice.

    Jon’s work has been heavily international, providing support for US and European private equity firms as well as multinational corporations. Jon brings a wealth of operational experience from his time in industry. He started his career in the packaging industry with Fortune 500 company, Crown Holdings Inc. and also worked in sales and business insight with Diageo.

    Jon has an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University (UMIST).

  James de La Salle
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    James leads CIL’s Built Environment practice and is responsible for CIL’s sector forecasting. He also sits on the ONS Construction Statistics Steering Group and his thoughts on the sector have been published in papers and the trade press.

    James has been with the firm for nearly a decade and his specialist areas of expertise include construction and infrastructure services, building management and compliance, building products and home improvements.

    James holds a degree in English Literature from Durham University.

  Tabitha Elwes
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    Tabitha is a Partner at CIL and leads its media practice, which covers consumer and business media, advertising and marketing, media technology and sport.

    She is a specialist in media strategy and business development helping players across the value chain address the strategic and financial challenges of convergence. Her work covers strategic, financial, regulatory and operational issues with a focus on production, broadcasting, pay TV, digital media, changing consumer behaviour, advertising dynamics and PSB issues.

    Tabitha has a BA Hons in English from Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD. Outside of work, she is a trustee of Fine Cell Work and a patron of Ace Africa.

  Tom Fletcher
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    Tom is a Partner at CIL and leads its technology practice. He has over 15 years’ experience as a management consultant.

    Tom has extensive experience from working on a broad range of technology businesses. He holds a BSc in Economics and Politics from the University of Southampton.

  Juliane Kaden-Botha
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    Juliane is a Partner at CIL and leads its operations across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH). She has over 15 years of international experience in management consultancy, asset management, and investment banking with extensive experience across the financing and transaction life cycle and particular expertise in commercial due diligence, value creation, and strategic portfolio optimisation.

    Prior to CIL, Juliane served as a Partner at L Capital Advisors and as a Vice President with EY Parthenon in San Francisco, CA, predominantly focused on its private equity and M&A practice across North America and Europe.

    Juliane holds an MA in Economics and Management from Oxford University, an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics, and an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.

  Axel Leichum
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    Axel is a Partner at CIL and leads its North American operations. He has over 20 years’ experience as a management consultant. He has a focus on supporting corporates and investors with business planning, market studies, pricing strategies and commercial due diligence.

    Axel received his MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and holds a BA in Economics with departmental honors from Northwestern University.

  Alex Marshall
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    Alex is a Partner at CIL and leads its financial and business services practices. He has over 20 years’ experience in consulting.

    Alex has worked in numerous verticals within financial services, including lending, insurance, wealth management and payments. Within business services, Alex has covered professional services, human capital, BPO, property services, logistics and document management.

    Before joining CIL, Alex was a consultant with specialist financial services strategy consultancy First Consulting, where he conducted strategy engagements in both the UK and Europe.

    Alex has an MA in Languages from the University of Cambridge and is a keen musician.

  Liam McGuinness
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    Liam is a Partner at CIL and leads its consumer practice.

    He has substantial experience in the sector, with expertise in consumer products, food and beverage, leisure businesses and travel and tourism. Recent clients include businesses in beauty products, holiday parks, toy manufacturing, hair and beauty salons, sports nutrition and fitness training.

    He has a first-class degree in Business Administration from Bath University.

  James Silk
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    James is a Partner at CIL and focuses on its healthcare practice.

    James has worked in numerous verticals within healthcare, including acute services, medical products, supplies and distribution, dental, funerals and veterinary services. He has also worked on a range of projects for the business services sector.

    Prior to joining CIL in 2012, James worked for Middle Eastern investors and was a corporate finance analyst at Houlihan Lokey. James holds an MA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

  Paul Simpson
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    Paul is the Chief Financial Officer and a Partner at CIL, and leads its finance department.

    His responsibilities include management of the finance function and future planning, as well as being a member of the Board.

    Before joining CIL, Paul was CFO at Tribal Group, a global software and services business serving the education sector.

    He is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the ICAEW with over 20 years of experience and holds a BA in Geography from Durham University.

Senior advisers
  Martin Bean
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    Martin is a Senior Advisor at CIL and focuses on client relationship management and business development across the US. He has over 25 years’ experience as a management consultant.

    Prior to joining in 2007, he worked for Burlington Consultants and across sales, marketing and operations within the food industry.

    Martin has an MBA from Cranfield and an MA in Classics from Oxford University. He also has a private pilot’s license and has piloted single-engine planes from the UK to South America and around Africa.

  Sebastian Chambers
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    Sebastian is a Senior Advisor and Non-Executive Director at CIL. He has over 20 years’ experience as a partner at CIL and was the firm’s managing director until July 2019.

    He works with a broad range of companies across the built environment sector, including products and merchants, design and technology, contractors and developers, and repair and maintenance. He also works with a wide range of private equity clients and debt providers.

    Prior to joining CIL in 1999, Sebastian worked with PwC, before becoming a director at Door Panels Plc where he led a turnaround and helped grow sales in both the UK and Europe.

    Sebastian is a chartered accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts corporate finance faculty. He has a BA in Economics from Manchester University. Outside of work, Sebastian supports Firefly International.

  Simon Hammett
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    Simon is the Board Advisor to CIL. He has over 25 years of corporate and professional services experience in strategy development and execution, advising the world’s leading companies.

    He has held significant leadership roles in strategy and operations consulting at Deloitte, including the CEO of Deloitte’s strategy practice in Europe. Prior to joining Deloitte, Simon worked as a chartered engineer at BP International, where he gained experience in research and development, ventures, sales and marketing, and strategic planning.

    His specific industry sector expertise includes consumer healthcare, pharmaceuticals, engineering, media, and energy.

    Simon has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

  Mark Jeynes
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    Mark a Senior Advisor at CIL and focuses on the education sector. He has over 20 years’ experience as a management consultant.

    Mark has extensive experience advising investors and clients in the international education sector, across a wide range of segments, including nursery (pre-K), K-12, higher education, vocational and professional training. The geographic scope of this experience includes the UK, Western Europe, the US, India, GCC, Asia, Australia and Africa.

    Mark has a BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University of Technology and an MBA from London Business School. He is a Director of Inspiring Futures Ltd, the owner of Bishopstrow College and Padworth College and a Non-Executive Director of ISC Research.

  David Moody
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  • Biography

    David is a Senior Advisor to CIL’s built environment practice.

    David was a management consultant with PwC before joining Wolseley plc (now Ferguson) where he worked for 20 years’ as marketing director. He operated across HVAC and heavy side materials distribution across Europe and North America, delivering growth, both organic and acquisitive. He retains active links with distributors and manufacturers across many subsectors of residential and non-residential construction.

    David has an Economics degree BA (Hons) and an MBA, and he is a regular speaker at European building materials conferences.

Senior team
  Anthony Crutchett
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    Anthony is a Director at CIL, and is one of the technology practice leads. He has experience across international engagements and across the breadth of ICT & technology services, and software & digital platforms.

    Anthony holds an MA in Classics and Management Studies from the University of Cambridge. He is also a non-executive Director of England Fencing, having been a professional athlete prior to starting with CIL in 2012.

  Luke Rowell
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    Luke is a Director at CIL and focuses on its media practice.

    He leads both due diligence and strategy projects, with particular experience in marcomms, print and digital publishing, business media and data driven marketing solutions. He also has significant experience in business services.

    Prior to joining CIL in 2013, he worked in a number of SMEs covering the software and business services sectors. Luke has an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of Warwick.

  Rebecca Pigula
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    Rebecca is a Principal at CIL. She has particular expertise in tech-enabled business services and life sciences. Rebecca most enjoys gaining insight into complex businesses and industries.

    Prior to joining CIL in 2010, Rebecca worked for the European Commission. She was also a reporter for the EMAP publication, MEED Magazine, covering a range of topics including real estate, telecoms and middle eastern investment trends.

    She has an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge.

  Tim Perera
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    Tim is a Director at CIL, where he supports its industrial products and services practice.

    He has particular experience across manufacturing, distribution, transport, energy, defence and government.

    Prior to joining CIL in 2016, Tim worked in KPMG’s modeling practice and has spent some time in industry at Babcock International Group.

    Tim holds a Meng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

  Tom Stevens
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    Tom is a Director at CIL and works with its business and support services practice.

    He has worked in M&A for over ten years, with exposure working from a commercial, financial and PE perspective.

    Prior to joining CIL, Tom worked for PwC, where he focused on international M&A transactions within a range of industries. Tom also has two years of experience in industry, working as the corporate strategy & development manager at Burton’s Biscuits, backed by Teachers’ Private Capital. While at Burton’s, Tom was responsible for developing the company’s organic growth strategy and managing various M&A processes.

    Tom holds a BA in History from the University of Sheffield and holds an ACA qualification.

  Craig Abrahams
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    Craig Abrahams joined CIL as an Associate Director in 2022 and focuses on its healthcare practice.

    Craig was previously Commercial Director at Welbeck Health Partners, leading their marketing, proposition development, referrer engagement, payor contracting and tariff setting functions. Prior to this he worked in a range of operational and managerial roles in Bupa’s UK Health Insurance business.

    He holds an MA degree in Modern History from University of Oxford.

  David Hunt
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    David is an Associate Director at CIL and leads the advanced analytics practice.

    Prior to joining CIL David spent eight years at a data and analytics consultancy leading the design and delivery of analytics, data strategy and analytical reporting solutions to corporate and PE clients.

    David holds an MSci in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Buckingham.

  Ian Cook
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    Ian is an Associate Principal at CIL, having joined in 2015. He is has significant experience advising financial and strategic investors in M&A and growth strategy.

    Ian holds an MEng in Electronic Engineering from Durham University, UK.

  James Leonard
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    James is an Associate Director at CIL. He joined in 2013 and works primarily in our financial services practice, with particular experience across insurance, lending and wealth management. In addition, James has substantial experience in the leisure and technology sectors.

    James holds an MEng in Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University.

  Laurence Ludgate
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  • Biography

    Laurence is an Associate Director at CIL, he supports its industrial products and services practice.

    He has gained particular expertise in the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) sector and has led many of CIL’s recent engagements in this space. This has involved providing acquisition and growth strategy support to a diverse range of UK, European and US-based businesses and private equity clients.

    Prior to joining CIL in 2012, Laurence worked at SunChemical, a global producer of inks and pigments. He holds a first class MSci in Chemistry from the University of Bristol.

  Leah Daniel
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    Leah joined CIL in 2012, and is an Associate Director in the consumer practice

    Leah has particular experience in consumer products and ecommerce, having recently worked with businesses in the home and garden, beauty products, personal goods and food and beverage markets. She works on the majority of our consumer engagements that have an ecommerce or digital angle.

    Alongside this, she also has experience in the travel and consumer healthcare space, including cosmetic surgery clinics.

    Leah holds an MA in Geography from the University of Cambridge.

  Megan Savage Shaw
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    Megan is an Associate Director at CIL and focuses on the education sector.

    She has particular experience across skills and training, edtech, e-learning, assessments and back office services. Megan also has strong experience in health and social care.

    Megan holds a BSc in Banking, Finance and Management from Loughborough University.

     

  Mike Hallett
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    Mike is an Associate Director at CIL and focuses on its technology practice.

    Recent engagements include both buy-side and sell-side due diligence projects for managed and cloud service providers, software vendors (HCM, ERP, CRM, security), digital transformation consultancies, retail tech providers, contact centre providers, internet service providers, security vendors and data centre operators.

    Mike holds a BSc degree in Business from Bath University School of Management.

  Simon Mocatta
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    Simon joined CIL in 2015 and works full time in our built environment practice as an Associate Director. He has experience working on engagements across Europe, the USA and Australasia.

    Simon has worked across the built environment supply-chain, with specialism in HVAC, infrastructure, hire and lighting.

    He has additional experience beyond the built environment in higher education, healthcare, financial services, insurance, and automotive.

    Prior to joining CIL, Simon worked as an underwriting assistant for a Lloyd’s Underwriter in the Energy sector. He holds a BA degree from Durham University and a Diploma in Insurance.