Jessica McGawley

Principal and Founder

After spending eight years as the Head of Next-Gen for a consulting boutique that worked with prominent legacy families to manage the challenges of succession, Jessica established Dallington in 2016 as the first specialist mentorship practice for the Rising Generation.

Over the past eight years, Jessica has developed Dallington into what we know it to be today: a school of life for those from successful and prominent families, always addressing both the practical and emotional aspects of development in tandem. One of her core passions is the Dallington Curriculum, which has over 10,000 hours invested annually to keep it relevant and impactful. Jessica is a qualified Psychological Consultant, Mediator, and leads on the Rising-Gen Programme.


  • IMPC Qualified Mediator
  • IMI Qualified Mediator
  • Postgraduate Masters, Psychodynamic and Systemic Consulting Psychology - The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • PGCert – Counselling and Psychotherapy - The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Relational Parenting - Relational Life Institute
  • Suicide Prevention Level 2 CPD - STORM Skills Training
  • Level 2 CPD - Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Safeguarding 16-25 year olds: England and Wales - NSPCC
  • Undergraduate BA – Ethnomusicology and African Culture, SOAS


  • Board Member of Rising-Gen, a 'real-world MBA'
  • SEN Governor of Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy
  • Trustee of The Cassandra Learning Centre
  • Youngest-ever board member of United Nations Women London, setting up their first mentoring scheme in 2012
  • Guest Author on ‘Family Business and Responsible Wealth Ownership – Preparing the Next Generation’ by Iraj Ispahani and Global Law and Business
  • Guest Author on 'Raising The Baobab' Tools for Multigenerational Wealth in Family Business' by Tsitsi Mutendi
  • Guest Speaker at Henley Business School Family Office Programme
  • Listed as one of the world’s top problem solvers in Tatler’s High Net Worth address Book
  • Expert Lead on Next Generation Education and Mentorship for Ispahani Advisory Ltd 
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts