Graham joined MCS as a non-executive Director on the 1st August 2019. Graham is a Chartered Surveyor and business leader with over 40 years’ experience in managing growth and change across several organisations. He studied at Reading University for a degree in Quantity Surveying and from the age of 22 spent 34 years at Parker & Browne / Synergy where he progressed from a graduate surveyor to partner. During his time there the Practice grew to be a top 50 Consultancy by organic growth and through mergers and acquisitions. Clients included Tesco, Kew Gardens, NatWest Bank, London 2012, United Learning, National Trust, Royal Surrey County Hospital, University of Surrey, Guildford Hotel, several Diocese and over 70 Independent Schools. In 2012 having completed 10 years as Senior Partner / Executive Chairman, Graham left to become Director of Estates at United Learning, the sixth largest charity in England and one of his biggest clients. In his five years at United Learning Graham sat on the Executive Board and was part of the team that saw the organisation grow from 27 to 58 schools in his time there.
In 2017 Graham retired from full-time work and now has a portfolio of interests which include sitting on the United Learning Estates Committee, Chair of Governors at St Ives School Haslemere and being a Performance Coach and Business Consultant. Graham’s main role at MCS is to work with the executive directors on the strategic direction of MCS over the next three to five years. He will also have a role in business development and will provide coaching and mentoring to staff.