MM&K Executive Team
- Paul Norris, Chief Executive
- Nigel Mills, Director
- Damien Knight, Principal
- Mike Landon, Share Plan Director
- JD Ghosh, Principal
- Stuart James, Principal
Non Executive Directors
- David Henderson, Non Executive Director
- Cliff Weight, Non Executive Director
Paul Norris, Chief Executive
Masters graduate in Law and Barrister. Paul started his career with MWP Incentives Limited, then spent a period in merchant banking before joining the buy-in team that created MM&K in 1985. He advises a wide range of remuneration committees on business-linked remuneration strategies and is experienced in the design and implementation of cash and share based incentive plans.
Nigel Mills, Director
PPE graduate and chartered accountant. Nigel joined MM&K in 1985 having spent 6 years at Price Waterhouse after graduating from Oxford. He is an authority on executive and all employee cash and equity based incentive schemes for public and private companies. He leads the Private Equity business of MM&K and is an expert on carried interest and co-investment plans for Private Equity houses. Nigel is also Treasurer for Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group (GECN Group)
Damien Knight, Principal
Damien Knight is a physics graduate. After a period in construction management, Damien has followed a career in human resources and remuneration consulting, spanning 30 years. Damien was a director of the Hay Group where he worked for over 20 years and most recently he was Senior Consultant with Watson Wyatt. For the past 15 years he has specialised in executive remuneration and has advised the remuneration committees and management of a wide range of companies in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, including several FTSE100 and other major corporations.
Mike Landon, Share Plan Director
Following completion of an MBA at the London Business School, Mike has had over 30 years of experience as a remuneration consultant and over this period has been at the forefront in developing innovative share and cash-based incentive arrangements for executives and employees generally. This has included assisting with the design and implementation of all types of tax-advantaged share plans, executive and "phantom" plans, as well as extending share plans around the world. Mike plays an active role in ProShare, the ESOP Centre and the Quoted Company Alliance and was a member of the Consultative Committee for the Office of Tax Simplification's Employee Share Schemes Review.
JD Ghosh, Principal
JD specialises in designing, drafting and implementation of all types of equity and non-equity based management and all employee incentives, mainly for unquoted and AIM companies and often with an international dimension. He also specialises in commercial design and tax structuring aspects of private equity funds with a particular focus on carried interest and co-investment plans for the management team. He advises extensively on the taxation aspects of employment related securities, partnerships, internationally mobile employees, corporate restructuring and other areas of taxation. Prior to joining MM&K, JD worked in a Big Four accountancy practice for five years and prior to that with an international law firm known for its expertise in private equity. Before being enrolled as a Solicitor, JD qualified as a Barrister.
Stuart James, Principal
Stuart joined MM&K's Executive Remuneration practice in September 2015, having previously worked for a number of professional advisory firms including PWC and Grant Thornton, where his focus was on providing executive remuneration advice to management teams and private equity houses. He is a qualified tax advisor, experienced in all matters relating to employee and employer taxation. In addition, Stuart is a qualified Executive Coach, with clients across a number of business sectors.
David Henderson, Non Executive Director
David has been a Senior Adviser at Kleinwort Benson since November 2008. David began his career specialising in personal tax and UK trusts. He subsequently spent ten years (1974-1984) as a banker at Morgan Grenfell and, following that, eleven years in financial services executive recruitment with Russell Reynolds Associates before joining the Board of Kleinwort Benson Group plc as Personnel Director in 1995. He was appointed Chief Executive of its private banking business in June 1997 and Chairman in November 2004. David is also a non-executive director of Novae Group Plc, Price Forbes & Partners Ltd, Cenkos Securities plc, Healthcare Locums plc, Majedie Investments plc and Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd.
MM&K is able to provide global remuneration advice as part of its membership of the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group (GECN Group). All member firms are Independent and are committed to providing high quality advice which is individually tailored to the Client's requirements. GECN has a code of conduct which all firms adhere to. It has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Geneva, Zurich, Kyiv, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.
Cliff Weight, Non Executive Director
Graduate in Mathematics and Statistics from Cambridge. Cliff has over 30 years' experience as a remuneration consultant. He joined MM&K in November 2006. He specialises in advising companies on executive directors’ remuneration, annual and long term incentives and non-executive directors’ fees. He is a member of the editorial board of the Executive Compensation Briefing, a non-executive director of Manifest, the global governance experts, and The UK Individual Shareholders Society (ShareSoc), and previously a non-executive director of the remuneration committee of two successful hedge funds. He is a regular speaker at conferences and is the author of the Directors’ Remuneration Handbook.