"The consulting industry represents a major British success story in its own right and is now an integral part of modern day business. I intend to communicate this to help ensure the industry is rightfully recognised."
Hugo Were, a Senior Executive at Accenture with more than two decades of consultancy experience, has been elected the new President of the MCA taking over the annual position from Andrew Crowley, Vice President of Financial Services EMEA, CSC. He has led some of the largest and most challenging IT projects in the UK & Ireland. Hugo advises at Board level on strategic IT issues for financial institutions, utilities companies and the public sector and is a seasoned commentator in a wide variety of print and broadcast media. Were has been involved in MCA activity for over six years as Vice President of the MCA and chair of its Value Group. He is also a member of the General Policy committee, working with leaders from other UK consulting firms to raise the profile of of the UK consulting industry. He also sits on the Finance Committee of the NSPCC where he advises on technology matters. He has a degree in Theoretical Physics from Durham University. He plays the guitar in his spare time. Commenting on his election, Hugo Were said: "As President of the MCA I plan to focus on ensuring that the consulting industry continues to stay relevant to the ever changing demands of the UK marketplace. The consulting industry represents a major British success story in its own right and is now an integral part of modern day business. I intend to communicate this to help ensure the industry is rightfully recognised."