OUR TEAM

CMi personnel are all board-level advisors of long standing, who have deep experience of working with the Boards of global corporate clients, in multiple sectors and geographies.

CMi PARTNERS

CMi’s partners are responsible for client and mentee relationships, and represent a diverse group bound by a common passion for CMi’s value proposition and interest in the area of leadership and people development.

They are all well connected at senior levels in major international companies in their respective territories operating at Board-level with our client firms.

Elin Hurvenes

Elin Hurvenes
Senior Partner

Elin Hurvenes is a consultant covering clients globally, with a particular focus on the Nordic. 
A consultant with CMi since 2012, Elin looks after CMi clients across the globe and has managed multiple CEO succession engagements in different geographies including the UK, Germany, Italy and the US.

+47 932 80 230
hurvenes@chairmentors.com

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Sara Parker

Sara Parker
Sara Parker is our consultant covering the UK market.

Sara has spent 15 years working at the top level of business in the UK with extensive links to the City of London and internationally. She spent 10 years at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), where as London Director she was appointed to represent the views of the London business community on the Business Advisory Board of the Mayor of London (then Boris Johnson).

+44 7718 986945
parker@chairmentors.com

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Marga Hoek

Marga Hoek
Marga Hoek is our consultant covering the Benelux region.

Marga has been CEO of several companies in the construction sector and stood out due to her visionary leadership. She was asked to set up and lead the Dutch Sustainable Business Association in 2010 and was its CEO until 2016, where she proved as a business leader that sustainability can synergise with strong returns and a competitive position.

+31 6 10 01 33 18
hoek@chairmentors.com

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Grant Dow

Grant Dow
Grant Dow is one of our partners covering the Australia and New Zealand region.

Grant is a co-founder and Partner of Maritana Partners, and an experienced advisor to Boards and CEOs. He began his career in the building construction and building technology sectors, before spending 12 years in telecommunications, building and servicing carrier-grade networks across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. 

+61 409 080 061
grant@maritana-partners.com

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Jane Allen

Jane Allen
Jane Allen is one of our partners covering the Australia and New Zealand region.

Jane is a co-founder and Partner of Maritana Partners and is recognised as an experienced advisor to Australia’s largest Boards. Prior to this, she worked with a global-search firm for over 15 years, where she was Managing Partner locally and held a leadership role in Asia for many years. During the course of her career Jane has advised on over 100 CEO appointments.

+61 414 936 167
jane@maritana-partners.com

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Matthew Westerman

Matthew Westerman
CMi Chairman

Matthew Westerman is the Chairman of CMi and a Director of MW&L Capital Partners, a private-investment vehicle with investments in a number of businesses.

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OUR SOLE MISSION IS TO HELP THE BEST LEADERS
BECOME EVEN MORE SUCCESSFUL

CMi ADVISORY TEAM

The Advisory Team are all very experienced CMi mentors. While not a formal legal Board, the team meet regularly to review progress and guide management on strategic issues such as appointments of partners and mentors, best-practice improvements, investments and expansion plans.

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard recently stepped down as Vice Chairman of Capgemini SE, he is President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to the private-equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners LLC. He is also Board member of ESAS Holdings AS (Turkey), HEC Paris, Head of Governance Committee and Honorary Chairman of HEC Foundation.

Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr is the Chairman of BAE Systems plc and a Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts & Co. LP. In addition, he is Chairman of the English National Ballet, Vice President of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and a Visiting Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Jan du Plessis

Jan du Plessis

Jan du Plessis is currently Chairman of BT Group Plc. He was previously Chairman of Rio Tinto, SABMiller, British American Tobacco and RHM; Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Lloyds Banking Group; and Senior Independent Director of the retailer Marks & Spencer.

Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer is currently an Independent Director of Allogene Therapeutics, Chairman of PCI Services Inc., Advisory Board member of LetterOne Holdings, Senior Advisor to Target PharmaSolutions (a data-solutions company for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries), Healthcare Advisor to Temasek Holdings (Singapore) and Advisor to a number of start-up companies.

NEW PARTNERSHIP

CMi and Maritana Partners have formed a new partnership, CMi Maritana, which will provide CMi with access to world-class international mentoring support for Australia and New Zealand’s most Senior Executives and Directors. Maritana Partners is a leading governance and leadership advisory firm and acts as trusted advisors to Chairs, Boards and CEOs on issues related to governance, search, leadership, capability and performance in Australia and New Zealand.

Maritana Partners

MW&L

MW&L Capital Partners (MW&L) acquired Chair Mentors
International (CMi), in December 2019

MW&L Capital Partners is a private-investment vehicle set up in 2018 by Julian Metherell, Matthew Westerman and Peter Livanos to focus on investments in small- to medium-sized companies. Unlike more traditional fund structures, the capital is permanent and the investment time horizon is long term and flexible in structure, with the ability to support management and drive growth where the opportunity arises. MW&L contributes to the growth of its portfolio companies through strategic-guidance management expertise and an extensive international network.