Gate One adds experienced consultant Ben Tye to London team

10 April 2018 2 min. read
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Management consultancy Gate One has appointed former Cognizant consultant Ben Tye as its Client Director. As the business continues to work to strengthen and grow with senior hires, Tye will work to drive growth in Gate One’s consumer business, retail and manufacturing wings.

Gate One is an international consultancy providing transformational advisory services to clients looking to solve multi-sector strategic challenges. The business counts many large, ambitious organisations among its client base, both in the UK and abroad. In recent months, the firm has been looking to bolster its operations in response to growing demand, adding Umbar Shakir as its digital lead, shortly after the hiring of former EY staffer James Brewin bolstered the firm’s consulting team.

Now, the transformation consultancy has appointed Ben Tye as Client Director, with a view to further growing Gate One’s uptake in the consumer business, retail and manufacturing sectors. Tye brings 20 years of experience to the role, having spent two decades in the consulting and technology industries, and holding senior leadership roles at a number of other firms.

Ben Tye, Client Director, Gate One

Most recently, this saw Tye work as Associate Principal for Able and How, spending a year with the specialist management consultancy, after arriving from Cognizant Business Consulting in 2016. In a tenure spanning almost six years with Cognizant, Tye became a Vice President at the firm, as well as Head of Cognizant's UK Programme Management Consultancy Practice. His key responsibility in that role was to oversee strategy and leadership of the entire practice of more than 150 consultants.

During his time in the consulting industry, which also included roles with SAIC and the Sema Group, Tye has built up a track record creating value for several of the UK’s largest companies. These include Arcadia, GE, Rolls Royce and BP, helping each to transform their business operations, products and services.

Tim Phillips, Managing Partner, Gate One, said of the hire, “We’re delighted to be able to attract Ben’s level of talent. His experience in the consumer business, retail and manufacturing sectors is extensive. I’m looking forward to working with him to support our clients and grow our business.”

Tye meanwhile outlined the challenges he will face with clients, in his new role. He stated, “The retail, consumer business and manufacturing sectors are undergoing a period of significant change and volatility, driven by increased consumer expectations, technology, sustainability and intense competition for customer proximity and wallet share.”