OUR PARTNERS Chairman Mentors International’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.

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).

During her time at the CBI Sara also held a number of roles, including leading the CBI’s business engagement and running its offices across the UK, and as the founder and head of the CBI’s Creative Industries group. She regularly appeared as an invited speaker and in the UK media. Sara is passionate about business leadership and its influence on the success and societal impact of companies. She has been the UK partner at CMi since 2016 and is also the Lead UK advisor to BoardClic, an international digital platform providing companies with transparent and data-driven insights on Board performance.

Sara is a history graduate of the University of Cambridge and holds an Advanced Economics diploma from Birkbeck College, University of London.

+44 7718 986945
parker@chairmanmentors.com

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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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@chairmanmentors.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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