Who We Are

Carney Green is a management consultancy operating across the UK from London and Birmingham. It was founded in 2013 by Daniel Murray, Mike Lane and Simon Pearce, who have worked together since 2007.  Senior Consultant Evelyn Hichens joined the team in 2015 and Graduate Consultant James Guest joined in April 2017. 

Our business is based on energy, intelligence and client service.  We deliver research, strategy and change consultancy to a range of clients including central and local governments, infrastructure organisations, regulatory bodies, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and a range of other organisations from the private and voluntary sectors. We help our clients identify, plan and deliver sustainable outcomes for their service users, commissioners and shareholders.

Our Team

Daniel Murray

Daniel has spent the last 16 years advising senior decision makers from a range of public and private organisations on identifying objectives, planning delivery and measuring outcomes and impacts. He is particularly interested in improving how organisations work, the role of leadership and how success is defined and measured.

Daniel’s recent clients have included: the Ministry of Justice, Department of Transport, HS2 Limited, Network Rail, Home Office, Cabinet Office, Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, Health Research Authority, various London Boroughs including Camden, Hackney and Waltham Forest, numerous Councils including Manchester and Birmingham  as well as a number of Local Enterprise Partnerships.

He realised a long-held ambition when he set up Carney Green in 2013 with partners Mike Lane and Simon Pearce. Previously, Daniel had worked for Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and GVA.

Mike Lane

Mike is a project management expert with over 15 years of consultancy experience overseeing a variety of large scale and high profile programmes and projects, primarily related to business improvement, economic development, social policy and change management. Mike is particularly experienced at undertaking assignments related to impact measurement, evaluation and strategy development.

His recent projects include managing an evaluation of Derby City Council’s Regional Growth Fund programme, undertaking an Interim Programme Manager role for Network Rail, developing an Estates Strategy (and subsequent implementation support) for the Health Research Authority, delivering an evaluation of the Yorkshire Innovation Fund, and providing a review of SENDirect’s national online brokerage service. Mike has previously managed a series of high profile projects for the Home Office, HM Prison Service and Ministry of Justice. He is an accredited PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Evelyn Hichens

Evelyn specialises in delivering social policy evaluations and has particular expertise in delivering the consultation elements of our commissions. She has worked on a number of high profile and politically important evaluations for the Home Office and Ministry of Justice. Working on these commissions, Evelyn has been able to showcase her consultation skills, engaging with numerous vulnerable, sensitive and hard-to-reach groups including: failed asylum seekers, refugees, gypsies and traveller communities, homeless people, and offenders. Evelyn, working alongside Manchester Metropolitan University, is currently leading an evaluation of the Youth Justice Board’s new resettlement consortia which aims to reduce youth reoffending in high custody areas.

Other recent projects Evelyn has played a key role in include: an evaluation of Youth unemployment services in Kent, which involved calculating the social value of a number of interventions across the county; an evaluation of the Progression Pathways Project delivered by Finsbury Park Homeless Families Project which focuses on engaging and supporting hard to reach homeless families; and two evaluations of physical regeneration projects in Pembrokeshire which had received European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) monies.
Evelyn is the Vice President of Future Faces, a networking and development forum for young professionals in Greater Birmingham.