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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 active 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 is now focused on assisting the Party raise its profile and increase its support amongst voters ahead of the next UK General Election.

Matt continues to hold several official positions within the UK Liberal Democrats. Currently, Matt is:

  • Vice-Chair of the Enfield Local Party

  • GLA Election Agent for the Enfield & Haringey devolved London Assembly constituency

  • Local Parties Committee Member, London Regional Party

  • Regional Executive Member, London Regional Party

  • English Council Member, Party in England

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