Consulting firm Gate One has bolstered its team with Joanna Osbourne and Amandine Shaw. Osbourne joins from The Fifth Business, and previously served Oliver Wyman and Corven, while Shaw joins from Big Four giant Deloitte.
Founded in 2013, Gate One is a management company specialised in business transformation services. Since its inception the firm has grown strongly, on the back of engagements with several major organisations, with Gate One now employing a team of just under 40 consultants. The firm’s rise through the consulting ranks has not remained unnoticed – Gate One can boast of several (industry) awards and recognitions racked in over the past months, including being named a Startups.co.uk 100 business award winner (in 2014), a winner of the Best New Business Award (in 2015) and a two-times winner of a Stevie Award (also in 2015).
To meet growing demand from its clients – Gate One’s works across industries, from financial services to consumer goods and energy – the consulting firm recently added two new consultants to its team. Joanna Osbourne joins the consultancy as a Principal, bringing both strategy and transformation consulting know-how to the firm, as well as line management experience. Osbourne started her career in 1997 with BP, where she spent nearly twelve years, and subsequently moved into consulting, joining Corven, an energy consulting firm that was acquired by Oliver Wyman in the summer of 2013*. At Corven and Oliver Wyman Osbourne contributed to and led a range of transformation programmes, including the delivery of performance improvement projects, post-merger integrations, organisational effectiveness and behavioural change programmes. Clients she served included Shell, National Grid, Network Rail, Centrica and HSBC.
Amandine Shaw joins Gate One from Deloitte, where she has spent the last four years working across a range of industries and service areas including Target Operating Model (TOM), process design and operational readiness. She has worked for several large clients in the banking sector, mainly focussing on the design and implementation of operating models in response to regulatory change. In 2011 Shaw graduated from the University of Durham, where she obtained a joint degree in History and Spanish.
Tim Phillips, co-founder** and Managing Director at Gate One, named a ‘Director of the Year’ by the IoD last year, says he is thrilled with the addition of Osbourne and Shaw, stating “they will add to Gate One’s capability to help its clients deliver some of the UK’s most challenging business transformation initiatives.”
In August last year Gate One boosted its team with former EY Senior Manager James Cooper.
* Oliver Wyman acquired Corven in August 2013, marking its first major deal since 2008, when it purchased five counterparts: ChapterHouse (UK), Academee (UK), Hemeria (France), Celent (global) and Harbour Consulting (global). As part of the integration roughly 50 Corven consultants based in London, Houston, Boston and Chicago transferred to Oliver Wyman.
** Gate One was founded by Tim Phillips, Simon Dennis, David Holliday and Alex McEvoy.