Ok, we get it.

You’re probably thinking, ‘here we go again, yet another management consultancy,’ right?

Actually no, not at all – we are completely different.

Here’s why.

The story begins….

Three is a magic number. Think of The Three Musketeers or The Three Tenors. Then there’s Mick, Declan and Tony, the founding partners of The Grey Matters Network – a little less known perhaps, but a trio all the same. 

They came together with a common goal in 2015.  Each enjoyed a successful Senior Management career with blue-chip international companies, and each wanted to contribute their knowledge after stepping away from their high-level positions. 

They put their grey heads together.  How could make their experience count and contribute to the economy outside of a traditional corporate role? Not for the first time in their lives, a lightbulb moment: The Grey Matters Network was born.

the story continues….

The “R” word is not what it used to be. The idea that fit, healthy and ambitious fiftysomethings have much to offer the business world makes a whole lot of sense. 

Naturally, the concept appealed to both fellow silver peers, and to companies who could leverage the valuable experience of the Associates to advise, implement and even fill interim senior roles.  So, 4 years later the network has expanded to over 400 Associates and enjoys a growing list of customer success stories. 



What do our Clients Say?

Coaching & Mentoring

The monthly coaching/mentoring sessions I have with The Grey Matters Network guys have proven
to be of significant value in giving me the space to, step back from the day to day pressures and to
think more strategically about the future. The guys use a structured and effective approach to
planning that gives me a tangible framework against which I can keep myself on track with the more
strategic tasks which previously at times tended to suffer when the operational burning issues took


Team Effectiveness

The work carried by GMn in helping me create a more effective and functioning leadership team was
critical to the delivery of our transformation objectives. The approach which included individual
profiling, a programme designed to encourage teamworking and a set of methodologies to aid the
team’s management process all contributed to a successful outcome.


Senior Programme Leader Assignment

We had a very demanding specification for a Programme Leader assignment. We required a range of
skills and experience that was not readily available in the marketplace. GMn through its extensive
connections to such individuals met the challenge and delivered the right person with the right mix
of skills at the right time.


Meet our managing partners

Tony Devine

Tony Devine

Managing Partner

 Tony leverages 35 years in the IT Industry as a senior leader in his capacity as a Business and Leadership Coach. In Tony’s corporate life he has built numerous start-ups. These included European and Global teams delivering a range of services including customer success, technical support and off-shore operations. 

Declan Hughes

Declan Hughes

Managing Partner

With almost 40 years experience in the I.T. industry and having run I.T. services companies for the last 15 years, Declan is a leading expert in his field. He founded Auxilium Consulting which delivers independent IT advice to the mid-market. Before this, he was the CEO of Unity Technologies. 

Mick Furlong

Mick Furlong

Managing Partner

Mick’s previous roles include MD of Aviva Health, European Claims Director Aviva & Services Director at Accenture. He has extensive experience in running large back office customer operations, outsourcing and complex service delivery models. 

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