A.T. Kearney names new Managing Partner for UK & Ireland

10 December 2018 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Consulting industry veteran Andrew Stewart has been appointed as the UK & Ireland Managing Partner for A.T. Kearney. The firm's new leader has spent the last five years with the global management consultancy, and will now oversee the firm’s British and Irish wing as it approaches its 2020 deadline for an ambitious growth strategy.

Since regaining its independence in 2006, international consulting firm A.T. Kearney has been on an impressive growth track. By late 2013, A.T. Kearney had grown its partner ranks and global revenue by 50%, at which point the firm announced a target of doubling in size by 2020.

As part of that announcement, the firm appointed 29 new Partners in early 2014, including 10 marquee signings of leading professionals from the firm’s closest rivals. Among that cohort was Andrew Stewart, who until that point had been working as Head of the Financial Services wing of Navigant Consulting, following a five-year stay at the firm's London office.

A.T. Kearney names new Managing Partner for UK & Ireland

Stewart spent the following five years co-leading A.T. Kearney's UK Financial Services Team. In that role, he specialised in open banking, business and operational strategies, operational models, cost transformation, product distribution and M&A.

His promotion to the helm of A.T. Kearney’s entire UK & Ireland wing sees Stewart lead a team of around 170 partners, consultants and staff. Stewart succeeded Mark Page, a 15-year veteran at the firm who has returned to client work, as well as retaining his role in the firm's EMEA leadership team.

Stewart brings more than three decades of consulting industry know-how to his new role, having commenced his career at Arthur Andersen in 1988. He remained with the then Big Five firm for ten years, before leaving to found Troika in 1998. The firm focused on retail financial services, and became one of the foremost independent consultancies in UK, prior to its acquisition by Navigant in 2007. The move saw Stewart remain with the consultancy until joining A.T. Kearney five years later.

Commenting on his new role, Stewart said, “A.T. Kearney is a highly respected brand in the market and I am very proud to be taking on the role of Managing Partner for the UK and Ireland. We have fabulous people and clients, and have been very successful in delivering strategy and operations transformation across the UK and Irish markets. We are developing our people and services, and I look forward to seeing the firm carry on its successful growth.”

Globally, A.T. Kearney employs 3,600 people in more than 40 countries. The consultancy is led by Alex Liu, who earlier this year took over the top honours from the Dutchman Johan Aurik, who led the firm for two terms since his election to the top role in 2012.