MTM is defined by its people.

The quality of our people is the keystone of our ability to serve our clients. For this reason, we invest tremendous resources in identifying exceptional people to deliver exactly to our clients’ requirements.

Led by our Director of Research, James Leggett, our core team comes from a variety of different backgrounds and have a wealth of expertise. We are also delighted that our team is supported by a professional team of associates who currently work, or have worked, in the education sector.

MTM Research Director James Leggett

James Leggett BA (Hons) MMRS – Research Director:

James joined the research team in 2008 and now ensures the smooth running of our in-house research department. James has been undertaking primary and secondary research projects for over eight years and is an expert at creating and interpreting market analysis reports.

James has the Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research and is a member of the Market Research Society, keeping him informed of changes and new developments in research. James was educated at Norwich School, where he was also a chorister in the cathedral for almost five years.

Modou Jallow BA (Hons) – Researcher:

Mo is a key member of the research team and collects and analyses various types of data in line with our client specifications and needs.

Originally from West Africa, Mo built on his education in a private Catholic school to attend his country’s best secondary school. He then came to the UK where he studied International Development at UEA with particular interest in education, which has helped him build an extensive network of contacts in the education world.

MTM Senior Researcher Mo Jallow

Michael Spinney BA (Hons) – Partner Headmaster:

Michael is a Head for nearly 20 years of two schools.  Glebe House in Norfolk and then The Beacon (1999).  Michael has served on three governing boards including Old Buckenham Hall and presently Beechwood Park. Michael has chaired the Education Committee at both of these.

Michael studied education at the University of Reading graduating with a Teacher’s Certificate with credit. He also studied the philosophy of teaching at the University of London.

Graham Cooper – Partner Bursar:  

Graham is an experienced Consultant Bursar with a strong leadership and commercial background.  Graham has had clients in both Independent and Free School sectors, he offers advice, support and practical assistance on issues from strategy, governance and feasibility to more routine organisational and management challenges. He has a particular interest in strategic management, school start-up, development and improvement and management of challenging issues with Schools.

Graham has previous experience as a serving RAF officer, in business as a Director for the start-up of BGL Ltd (‘Compare the Market’) he was then recruited as Bursar at a leading Suffolk Prep School to modernise the support function and bring a commercial perspective. Following this he has consulted widely with clients from Independent and Free Schools, working with the New Schools Network to advise over 250 Free School Groups and more recently on longer term start-up and improvement projects in both Independent and State Independent sectors.

David Cardle – Partner Governor:

David is a senior business executive having served on both private and public company boards for more than 35 years. He is an established business advisor and mentor with sound judgement and leadership skills. Politically astute and strategically aware with the ability to quickly assimilate and analyse key data.

David is a Visiting Fellow at University of Buckingham where he has developed a number of strategic training and education initiatives aimed at schools and colleges.

David is currently Deputy Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance Committee at an independent day and boarding school in Suffolk. He recently led a successful financial restructuring and investment initiative securing the long term future of the school.

Calvin Sellers – Finance Partner:

Calvin is fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and an MBA.  He has been qualified for over 20 years and been working in a management capacity for over 30 years.  Calvin works across a portfolio of businesses and sectors, acting as CFO and Board member, driving improvements in business performance.