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Geoff Kneen, managing director for Atkins’ Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology businesses, has been appointed to the board of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA); the trade association for UK-based consulting firms.

Atkins has been an active member of the MCA since joining in 2014 and during this time Geoff has made an important contribution to the ongoing work of the trade association.

Geoff is an experienced business leader having spent over 25 years in the consulting, technology, engineering and professional services markets and is also a board member of the UK Government’s Cyber Growth Partnership. Prior to joining Atkins, he has led businesses in consulting, technology and facilities management.

Commenting on the appointment, Geoff said: “Between them MCA members represent around 60% of the UK consulting industry and employ around 30,000 consultants, making them a vital part of the business landscape.  I’m honoured to accept this position with the MCA and I look forward to working with the rest of the Board to help demonstrate the value and contribution our industry, and the consultants within it, make to society as a whole."

Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA said: “Geoff joins the MCA Board at a vital time for the MCA as we develop our Consulting Excellence programme to promote high standards in the industry. He will also be helping us as we reach out to the wider consulting industry and continue to grow the Association. I’m delighted that he will be supporting us in this way.”

Geoff will take up the position on the MCA Board in March 2015 and will be working with board members from consultancies including Accenture, Deloitte, Atos Consulting, PwC, Concerto, KPMG, IBM and others.

Further details on the MCA Board appointments can be found here.


For more information:

Daniel Gray
PR manager - Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology
+44 1454 663149

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