PA Consulting Group strengthens Financial Services practice

18 November 2013 Consultancy.uk

PA Consulting Group has made two senior appointments in its global Financial Services practice over the past months. Kevin O'Shaughnessy has joined as a partner and leads the Digital service offering. Andrew Dawson, coming from PwC, has been appointed head of the Strategy Consulting service offering.

Kevin O'Shaughnessy has over 20 years of financial services experience with companies including Standard Life, GE Capital, Royal London Group, Prudential, National Australia Bank and AXA. In January 2013, he left Standard Life to join Insight Business Development (short-term assignment), a midsized consulting firm from Scotland which he co-founded in 1999. After nine months at the firm O'Shaughnessy made the transfer to PA Consulting Group, where he leads the digital portfolio to clients in the financial sector.

“Kevin has a strong track record of helping financial services clients realise their digital ambitions. His ability to bring together the various elements of business - marketing and commercial, technology and operations - will help PA's clients take an integrated approach to driving their digital business agenda”, says David Troman, head of PA's financial services practice.

Kevin OShaughnessy - Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson has over 13 years of experience in strategy consulting and has worked with senior executives in both developed and emerging economies. His focus area lies at the intersection of strategy, economics and regulation. Dawson joins from PwC, where he was a partner and in his last position the global leader for its ‘Project Blue’ initiative*. Prior to PwC, he worked as a consultant for Deloitte's strategy department and as an analyst for Andersen Business Consulting (acquired by Deloitte in the UK in 2002). Dawson is in addition a frequent speaker at industry events, including recently at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

“Our strategy experts help CEOs and business leaders to grow their organisations and create lasting impact. Andrew has a wealth of experience working with senior executives and industry officials around the world and we are delighted to welcome him to the team”, says Nick Chaffey, the global Head of PA Consulting's Strategy & Decision Sciences Practice.

* PwC's global framework for assessing the future of the financial services industry. 

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