Maccs Pescatore

Chief Operating Officer

Maccs grew up in a family which ran an aspirational business. She was mentored by her father who gave her a small part of the business to run during her summer holidays from Leeds University where she studied Mathematics.

Acknowledging she needed broader and deeper business exposure, technical and managerial skills she trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand before moving into industry. Initially, she joined Geest plc and Camelot Plc gaining exposure to international markets and large scale production sites. She went on to spend 13 years with Tate & Lyle Plc and ASR Group in the FMCG sector where she held a variety of senior finance positions in divisions in the UK and Europe.

In recent years, working alongside commercial and operational colleagues, she has combined her passion for business with her affinity for working in changing environments, being instrumental in turning around underperforming businesses, repositioning and moving organisation into new markets.

She joined The Montessori Group as Finance Director and is now the Chief Operating Officer.

Maccs has held Non-Executive Director positions with Genius Within C.I.C., Advance Performance (UK) Ltd and London Fire Brigade Enterprises. She mentors young people wanting to start their own business both through The Prince’s Trust and Hatch Enterprise.