Matthew McDonnell, Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson

Matthew is a Senior Consultant in Towers Watson’s Organisational Surveys and Insights Practice, based in London. He has been with the firm for 15 years, and has designed and implemented employee engagement and culture research projects across a range of major global organisations across retail, FMCG, Finance, Media, Mining sectors.  He has in depth experience helping them identify and prioritise actions to improve their business performance through their people.

He has also worked on several survey engagements across Africa presenting results and working with local management teams in a variety of markets to understand some of the organisational challenges they have and implement action plans following employee survey results

Matthew is a chartered Occupational Psychologist. 

Alex Mugan, Managing Director, Global Career Company

Alex Mugan is a graduate of the University of Cambridge with an MA in history, whose curious professional background includes stints as a semi-professional football manager and a chef. Following this misspent youth, he undertook a degree in organisational psychology and accepted the truth that everything which matters is about people.

He has worked in talent attraction and engagement across Africa for more than five years, leading the GCC teams which launched the first pan-African employer attractiveness survey (Careers in Africa Employer of Choice) and the first pan-African conference and community for HR professionals (Talent Agenda Series). Alex regularly writes for African Business on human capital, especially around talent attraction and engagement, and has addressed the subjects at conferences in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire.

Alex is particularly interested in the importance of diversified employee experiences and value propositions tailored to the markets and demographics they are intended for. He believes that this is key to unlocking the potential of Africa’s diverse workforces, and that the HR and marketing functions should inherit the business world.