PA in major management reshuffle

PA Consulting has announced a major reshuffle of its senior management team,
with 10 appointments that will take effect on 1 January next year.

In a statement the firm said the restructuring followed an ‘extensive review’
of the overall management structure and responsibilities within the company that
was ‘designed to continue the rolling process of phased succession in senior
management positions in the company’.

It added that the reshuffle would ‘underpin PA’s growth strategy by
strengthening the focus on priority industry sectors’.

The most senior change was that of Andrew Hooke who moves from group head of
the government services group at PA to the role of chief operating officer. Jon
Moynihan will continue as executive chairman.

Michael O’Higgins, currently head of IT consulting at PA, takes over as group
head of the government services group and will also lead the new public health
practice. Sue Barton takes over the home affairs and critical national
infrastructure practice to become deputy group head and a member of the extended
management committee.

Patrick Kelly steps up to become group head of PA’s IT consulting group, and
Alan Middleton becomes practice head of IT strategy and also deputy group head
and also takes a place on the extended management committee.

Jeremy Stanyard moves across from the business transformation group to become
group head of the strategy and industries group and will also lead the UK
financial services practice.

Troels Gregersen moves up to become group head of the business transformation
group and becomes a full member of the management committee. Nick Chaffey
becomes practice head of the new defense industries practice, deputy group head
of BTG and a member of the extended management committee. Tom McEwan takes over
as practice head of the project management practice from Jeremy Stanyard.

Ian Rhodes, currently deputy practice head in product and process
engineering, steps up to become deputy group head for the technology group and a
member of the extended management committee.

Bruce Tindale, PA’s CEO, said: ‘In making these management changes we are
recognising and promoting into positions of influence within PA people who are
currently achieving great success in the marketplace and who we believe will
help sustain the market facing focus so vital in a business like ours.’

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