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Matt J. McLaren

Global Search & Selection Consultant and Entrepreneur - founder & Managing Director of MGSS Associates. Longstanding active supporter of the Liberal Democrats in the UK.

Matt is a human capital advisory professional with over a decade's experience in executive search and senior management recruitment, spanning multiple industries and sectors, including:

  • executing senior executive searches within consulting and professional services, facilitating international moves at Partner level;

  • placing C-suite Risk & Compliance professionals within the London and international financial services markets; and

  • successfully recruiting everything from Chief Executives and Executive Directors to senior fundraising and operations managers within the NGO & social enterprise space.


Matt is the founder and Managing Director of MGSS Associates, a boutique search & selection consultancy with a global remit. MGSS operates within the broad areas of professional services, banking & finance, and NGOs & social enterprise.


For full details of his career history, visit Matt's LinkedIn profile at; or, to find out more about the business Matt founded and continues to lead, visit

In addition to his professional career in executive search and selection, Matt is a longstanding supporter of the Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom. He has previously stood for public office as a Liberal Democrat candidate on several occasions (including for the European Parliament) and continues to be an active campaigner for the Party.

Over the years, Matt has held many official positions within the Liberal Democrats, including having recently served on the UK-wide Federal Conference Committee and on the national Executive of the Party in England, as well having sat on the Executive Committee of two different Regional Parties in England, and spent a total of four years as a local party Vice-Chair in North London. Currently, Matt is a Regional Officer of London Liberal Democrats (chairing its Local Parties Committee, overseeing the governance and compliance of all 30 local parties in the region) and serves as a Returning Officer for various internal party elections and candidate selections. As of October '23, Matt is now also the Chief Election Agent for the Liberal Democrats in the London Borough of Enfield and the GLA Agenting Coordinator for the London Liberal Democrats' 2024 campaign.

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