What MCP2 Consultants have in common is their depth of experience, drive to solve clients’ challenges and can-do attitudes. Together we offer seamless teams with a breadth of experience and a passion that is unrivalled.


Ian A McPherson OBE BEM FCIPS, Director

Ian has become an acclaimed practitioner in his field of complete supply chain management. He is particularly adept at analyzing, devising, negotiating and implementing innovative solutions to complex problems and a key skill is his ability to drive change whilst developing and motivating his staff. He teaches smart procurement on the Acquistion Management MSc at Cranfield University and has been a visiting lecturer in both the USA and France. He was elevated to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply in 2005 and uniquely, he has had his efforts formally recognised on 2 separate occasions by the Sovereign.

Suzanna Hinnell

Suzanna is a passionate leader with expertise in managing complex organisations and guiding teams through transformation. Be it strategy development, rebranding, implementing innovative organisational models or introducing technology to improve customer experiences, Suzanna works in a collaborative style and is known for engaging staff and stakeholders. She has a wide range of experience in both public and private sectors, recently combining the two to lead a Local Authority towards achieving its commercial ambitions.

Spencer Hill

Spencer has over thirty years of experience working within or alongside the Public Sector, with creativity and analytical insight to support organisations as they transform. He places great importance on collaboration, and strives to include and develop staff, colleagues and stakeholders in his work. Supply Chain spend analytics and data management are his passion, and he has worked with over one hundred organisations across all sectors to review and improve data as part of or to initiate transformation programmes.

Paul White

Paul is an experienced leader with expertise in successfully establishing and transforming teams, identifying and delivering innovative procurement solutions, shared services, savings delivery and service delivery improvement. He has over 30 years’ experience in senior procurement and supply chain roles across the public sector and rail industry. His workstyle is one of building trust, with a collaborative approach focused on delivering positive outcomes. He has also recently led the successful creation of a new public sector joint venture company where he was a Non-Executive Director for over two years.

Helen McPherson MSc, BSc (Hons), MCIPS

Helen is an experienced logistician and supply chain expert who combines these skills with mentoring and teaching. An ex Army Officer who has served across the globe she is used to working in challenging environments. Helen is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and is also a qualified teacher of Economics. She drafted the MCIPS legal framework learning module. Helen is a Board Director and is the Company Secretary.

Andy Mahon, Associate Director

Andy has over 30 years’ consultancy experience advising local authorities, central government and the NHS on commissioning, procurement, service reviews, strategy development, alternative service delivery models, options appraisals and commercialisation. He is a CIPFA accountant and immediately prior to becoming an Associate with mcp2 he held senior positions in KPMG, Grant Thornton and, latterly, BDO, where he was a partner in the Public Sector Consulting practice.

Andy’s particular areas of focus are the commissioning and procurement cycle and the financial and commercial structuring of complex contracts. He has significant experience of the structuring of contracts between NHS Trusts or local authorities and private sector service delivery vehicles, including wholly owned companies and joint ventures, with an emphasis on the performance and payment mechanism and associated monitoring and reporting arrangements. He has substantial experience of PFI / PPP contracts.

Rona Bassett, BSc (Hons) IT & Computing, MCIPS

Rona is an experienced programme, project and change manager with a track record of delivering diverse commercial transformation programmes in public and private sector. Rona is a strategic thinker with a pragmatic approach to problem solving. Her strong leadership and managerial skills are reflected in the development and delivery of cross-functional and multi-level organisational models, process improvement, cost reduction and business change projects. She has implemented and embedded new IT systems to support new ways of working with associated business and cultural change. Rona is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and registered Managing Successful Programmes practitioner.

Jo Hanson Young

Jo is a highly experienced and dedicated Senior Personal Assistant specialising in supporting consulting teams. Her skillsets include project management, account management, finance and procurement. Jo is well versed in working at Director and Board level, previously supporting the Head of Procurement and Corporate Recovery at UK Management Board level at PwC. She is used to working in a demanding environment within project based and customer service focused roles, and has the technical background, tools and insights to apply her skills to any given situation.

Paul Goddard, BSc (Hons) CEng FICE MCIPS

Paul is a proven senior commercial and project manager with over 30 years of experience of the procurement, administration, management of risk in large, complex, construction projects and programmes of work in the utility and public sectors. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Paul is committed to collaborative working and dispute avoidance; he also runs bespoke training courses on the NEC Conditions of Contract. Other particular areas of interest are development of capital works strategies, change programmes for their delivery, drafting of construction contracts, management of all commercial aspects to achieve desired outcomes both efficiently and sustainably.

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