McLean Consulting (a division of The McLean Partnership Ltd)

McLean Consulting offers practical and intelligence advice based on first-hand in-depth knowledge in Energy and Financial Services.

Our partners offer board level advice to our clients based on relationships and industry knowledge, and a minimum 20 years of experience within their specialist sectors.

We provide advice on strategy, investor relations, and COO services. Our fees are transparent, agreed in advance and based on the number of days a partner is involved in a project.


  • Strategic business planning
  • Identifying key development areas


  • Dedicated resource communicating with existing/new investors on regular basis
  • More structured approach to liaising with shareholder base and equity capital markets
  • Shareholder perception studies


  • Compliance outsourcing
  • Finance outsourcing
  • HR outsourcing

Specialist Sectors

  • Financial Services

    Sector Specialists

    Amrish Shah

    Amrish Shah

    Amrish has over 20 years’ experience within Financial Services. Prior to joining McLean Consulting, Amrish ran his own consultancy which included projects for a UK-listed power generation group in India. He has also significant FS and regulatory experience gained at Macquarie, Fox-Pitt Kelton (where he was appointed Group CFO) and Swiss Re. Amrish was also Financial Controller at Gartmore Fund Management.

    Amrish trained as a Chartered Accountant with PKF Littlejohn LLP, focusing on the Lloyds of London insurance market.

    Alan Carruthers

    Alan Carruthers

    Alan has 27 years' experience in the financial markets and from 2003 to 2010 he was Global Head of Equities at Cazenove. During this time he was appointed a main board director and was a member of both the executive and operations committees.

    He helped spearhead the joint venture with J.P.Morgan in 2005 and spent a year as Head of EMEA Cash Equities at J.P.Morgan Cazenove, following the buyout of Cazenove in January 2011 and the ensuing merger of both cash equity franchises.

    Prior to joining Cazenove he spent significant time at both Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

    David Knox

    David Knox

    David is a founder of McLean Advisory and its subsidiary company, The Lazarus Partnership, of which he is Chief Executive. As well as being responsible for the day to day running of Lazarus and acting as Director of McLean Advisory, he is personally involved in the provision of board level and strategic advice to both institutional and corporate clients.

    He was previously Head of Research at J.P. Morgan Cazenove where he had been a partner and subsequently a member of its Executive Committee. Prior to his 16 years at JPMC he worked in the London actuarial team at global reinsurer, Munich Re and more recently he served a brief spell as Chief Executive at Oriel Securities.

    Nick Gebbie

    Nick Gebbie

    Nick is a founder of Mclean Advisory and its subsidiary company The McLean Partnership. He provides management oversight of our group companies alongside the day to day running of The McLean Partnership.

    He continues to personally provide strategic advice and executive search services into the Investment Banking and Fund Management community and has been involved in the development and build out of a number of Equities platforms in the London market.

  • Energy

    Sector Specialists

    Finlay Thomson

    Finlay Thomson

    Finlay works within McLean Consultancy, focusing on the upstream Oil & Gas industry. He has worked as an adviser to the industry for 20 years, primarily on the sell-side. He worked as an E&P analyst for Panmure Gordon, ABN Amro and Canaccord Genuity. He now focuses primarily on the IR needs of his clients.

    Jason Kenney

    Jason Kenney

    Jason is Head of Pan-European Oil & Gas Equity Research at Santander Global Banking and Markets. Prior to this he spent 10 years at ING Wholesale Banking as Head of Oil and Gas Research. Jason also spent seven years with global energy consulting group Wood Mackenzie. Jason is an ex-President of the Scottish Oil Club.

    Ludo MacKenzie

    Ludo MacKenzie

    Ludo is a member of our Edinburgh office, responsible for global asset management and energy related executive search. With more than fifteen years’ experience in executive search, he has executed assignments in the UK & Europe, Middle East, North America and South-East Asia. Ludo’s experience includes working with financial services clients across Investment Management, Investment Banking and FS Infrastructure. He also has experience executing assignments within the Global Energy Industry, working with E&P, Oilfield Services and other industry related companies.

    Paul Young

    Paul Young

    Paul established our Edinburgh office. He is responsible for global asset management and energy executive search. He previously worked within the real estate, pharmaceutical and leisure sectors. Paul is also a board director of the Scottish Oil Club.


Case Studies

Investor relations

Client: AIM-listed E&P company with international asset base

  • Provided board level advice with objective of improving messaging to existing institutional investors
  • Implemented a strategy for a more structured interaction with a targeted investor base
  • Improved knowledge base of sell-side analysts via various initiatives
  • Focus on differentiating client from peer group
  • Participation in successful equity fund-raising in 2014

Business Perception study

Client: London based subsidiary of International stockbroker.

A perception study was undertaken to help conclude on strategic direction of the business.

  • Revenues from existing clients improved as the firm acted on constructive feedback to improve the presentation and delivery of research.
  • Client base expanded as a broader number of previously inactive clients re-engaged as part of the positive marketing effect of the study.
  • Managed improved their understanding of the London trading environment and where to invest in the business going forward.
  • A clearer strategy for the London office was developed and acted on.

Contact Us

London Office

18 St Swithin’s Lane,

Tel +44 (0)20 3597 6400
Fax +44 (0)20 3597 6401

Edinburgh Office

Lower Ground Floor,
40 North Castle Street,

Tel +44 (0)131 3000 255
Fax +44 (0)131 255 4920

Group Companies