Senior Leadership


Kelly Manthey, Chief Executive Officer

Chris Kutsor, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

David Tuck, Group Chief Executive Kin + Carta

Adam Hasemeyer, Group Chief Executive Kin + Carta

Board of Directors


John Kerr, Chairman

John was appointed to the Board on 22 July 2019 as Non-Executive Chairman Designate and subsequently Chairman on 5 December 2019. He chairs the Nomination Committee.

John brings to the Board strong leadership skills along with considerable business and senior board level expertise. He has extensive experience in helping businesses develop their digital capabilities and advising global businesses on how best to position themselves for growth. This enables John to contribute wide-ranging global, strategic and advisory knowledge and insight to the Board.

John has gained valuable insight and experience through his trustee roles on charitable boards and position as Managing Partner of Innovation and Talent, Deloitte, strengthening his ability to facilitate Board discussions that consider a wide range of stakeholders and their interests in an equitable manner.

John previously acted as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Consulting, leading the creation of Deloitte Digital, the first dedicated digital consulting business. He grew the business organically and by strategic acquisition. John holds a BA from the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

John is Chairman of LC Financial Holdings Limited and is a Non-Executive Adviser to Travers Smith LLP. He also serves as a Trustee of Plan International UK and as a Non-Executive Director of two of its subsidiaries, Development Works Limited and Social Development Direct Limited.


Nigel Pocklington, Senior Independent Director

Nigel was appointed Senior Independent Director on 1 December 2022, having served as an Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 June 2016. He chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Nigel has strong, relevant and current commercial experience at a senior management level in a variety of global digital businesses, ranging from global e-commerce to financial technology. He previously acted as Executive Sponsor of Moneysupermarket’s Employee Resource Group, focused on diversity and inclusion, which enhances the contribution he makes as the Non-Executive Director appointed to our Workforce Advisory Panel. He currently serves as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Nigel’s experience gained from his membership of that committee for over two years prior to being its chair, combined with his understanding of employee and investor viewpoints, make him well suited to chairing the Remuneration Committee and the role of Senior Independent Director.

Nigel is Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy Group plc, one of the UK’s first suppliers of 100% renewable electricity and a leading player in digital energy products and services. Prior to joining Good Energy, he served as Chief Commercial Officer of Group plc.


David Bell, Independent Non-Executive Director

David was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director on 4 August 2018. He is a member of the Nomination Committee and the Audit Committee.

David served as Chief Executive Officer of two of the world’s largest advertising marketing services ‎companies, NYSE listed True North and Interpublic Group. He was also CEO of Bozell Worldwide, which he helped grow to a top-ten global agency. From 2006 to 2009, David was a senior advisor to Google and has held a similar position with AOL/Oath since 2009. David was elected by his peers into the Advertising Hall of Fame in the USA in 2007 and in 2013, the Hall of Fame established the David Bell Award which is given to one inductee who has best demonstrated this level of service. David was an independent director at Time Inc. between 2014 and 2018 and has previously served on numerous other US listed company boards, as well as many growth stage companies in the marketing and media technology sectors.

David’s extensive experience in digital media is an asset to the Board, contributing to the development and implementation of its digital transformation growth strategy. He also has deep knowledge of the US market which is a key geography for the business.

David is currently an independent director of Creative Realities Inc.


Michele Maher, Independent Non-Executive Director

Michele was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 May 2019. She chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Michele is a chartered accountant and provides the Board and the Audit Committee with relevant financial expertise, gained through an established career in senior finance and management roles across a range of business sectors. This comprehensive experience makes her ideally suited to chair the Audit Committee and to act as its financial expert, a position she took on in October 2019.

Michele most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Hogg Robinson Group plc. She trained with KPMG and held various positions at technology solutions company, Dell. Michele is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds an Executive MBA from Cranfield.


Kelly Manthey, Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Manthey was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2022. She is a member of the Nomination Committee.

Kelly is a visionary leader who has been at the forefront of digital transformation for more than 25 years. She has a proven track record in driving double-digit top-line revenue growth for digital consulting businesses.

Kelly began her career as a software developer at Accenture's emerging technologies lab, joining Solstice (the digital product engineering & innovation firm at the core of our Americas business) as employee number one in 2006, and rising to CEO in 2018. She has been central to Kin + Carta’s strategy and growth from the inception of the brand, transitioning Solstice from a product development start-up into an enterprise digital transformation consultancy. She led the business through the cultural, structural, and growth strategy changes needed for the next stage of scale to compete, grow, and win.

Under Kelly’s leadership, Kin + Carta Americas has been recognised as Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators, Consulting Magazine’s Best Large Firms to Work For, and Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work.

Kelly has been recognised in The Consulting Report’s Top 25 Women Leaders in IT Services, Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50, and is an active advocate for inclusion, diversity, and raising the visibility of women in the technology sector.

Kelly also sits on the Board of Directors for Skills for Chicagoland's Future.


Chris Kutsor, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Chris was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 17 June 2019, and additionally Chief Operating Officer on 1 August 2022.

Chris is a seasoned executive with proven financial leadership in the technology sector. He brings to the Board broad financial expertise and a strong history of managing effective relationships with the institutional investor community and media.

Chris has led finance organisations spanning billion-dollar operations, venture capital investing and strategic sales functions. He most recently served as the Investor Relations Officer of a global Fortune 500 technology firm. Chris holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Chris serves as a board director to First Light USA, LLC, a privately held technology development company.


Maria Gordian, Independent Non-Executive Director

Maria was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 November 2021. She is a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Maria is a highly experienced professional services executive with more than 25 years of management consulting and business leadership experience. She is currently a leader in Bain & Company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practice and serves as head of its global DEI sub-committee to the board. Additionally, Maria is a partner in Bain's Healthcare practice, where she advises clients on creating growth strategies, identifying M&A opportunities and leading geographic expansion efforts across a range of healthcare sectors, including hospitals, pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical device companies. Prior to her time at Bain, Maria worked at another global consulting firm, where she was a partner and leader in its Pharmaceutical and Medical Product practice and helped build the firm's global Research & Development group. Her previous experience also includes the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Radiology Fellow and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, as well as her training at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals where she was a Radiology Resident. Maria completed her BA at Harvard University, before achieving her MD at Tufts University School of Medicine, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Maria has extensive business experience including executive leadership at Bain, which, coupled with her academic and clinical background in medicine, makes her a unique and rare executive with a diverse perspective on how to scale and enhance businesses across the globe. Maria’s strong leadership experience in DEI practice enhances her contributions to matters related to Kin + Carta’s People and Responsibility Platforms.

Maria is a partner in Bain & Company’s Healthcare and DEI practices, and the head of its global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sub-committee and is member of the Bain board.