Who We Are
MM&K Executive Team
- Paul Norris, Chief Executive
- Nigel Mills, Director
- Cliff Weight, Director
- Damien Knight, Principal
- Mike Landon, Executive Compensation Director
- Ian Murphie, Share Plans Director
Non Executive Directors
- David Henderson, Non Executive Director
- Allan Johnston, 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.
Cliff Weight, Director
Graduate in Mathematics and Statistics from Cambridge. Cliff has 27 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 Advisory Board of the High Pay Centre
, the editorial board of the Executive Compensation Briefing
and a non-executive director of the remuneration committee of a successful hedge fund. He is a regular speaker at conferences and is the author of the Directors’ Remuneration Handbook
Damien Knight, Principal
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, Executive Compensation Director
BA in Economics & Politics and MBA from London Business School. Mike has 25 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-favoured “approved” share plans, executive and “phantom” plans, as well as extending share plans around the world. Mike plays an active role in ifsProShare, the ESOP Centre and the Quoted Company Alliance and is a member of the Consultative Committee for the Office of Tax Simplification's Employee Share Schemes Review. He previously worked for Mercer, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Watson Wyatt.
Ian Murphie, Share Plans Director
Graduate in Economic History, Law and a qualified Barrister. Ian heads the share plan design and administration teams within MM&K and has over twelve years’ experience in advising quoted and unquoted companies in the area of share plan design, affiliated employee trust structures, share valuation, employee communication and share plan administration. Ian has worked both in private practice and in-house, as head of legal services at a specialist remuneration consultancy and most recently as reward director at a top-10 audit and accountancy firm. Ian is currently Chairman of the ifsProshare SME Sub Focus Group, member of the ESOP Centre’s International Steering Committee and attending member of HMRC’s Fiscal Valuation Forum Group.
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.
Allan Johnston, Non Executive Director
MA and Chartered Fellow of CIPD. Allan was an Executive Director of Corus Group plc with responsibility for HR and some of the devolved businesses of the company until he retired in 2005. He is Chairman of UK Steel Enterprise Limited and Chairman of the Trustees of the £9.8bn British Steel Pension Scheme. He is a Councillor of the City and Guilds of London Institute. Specialist in all areas of HR with particular expertise in change management