Tony Simpson joins Oliver Wyman's media practice as a partner

07 May 2021 2 min. read
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Professional services and media expert Tony Simpson has been recruited by Oliver Wyman. He joins the consultancy as a Partner in its Communications, Media and Technology, and Organisational Effectiveness practices.

A business of Marsh & McLennan, Oliver Wyman has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients on developing strategies and optimising their business.

The firm’s communications, media, and technology teams work globally to augment business’ expertise and capabilities, helping clients compete smartly, serve customers better and more profitably, operate faster and at a lower cost, invest more rationally, and innovate with a business purpose.

Speaking on his new challenge as a partner in the practice, Tony Simpson said, “Throughout my career I have been happiest leading diverse teams to achieve common objectives. I’m looking forward to doing this more at Oliver Wyman and to collaborate with bright, curious people.”

Tony Simpson, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Most recently, Simpson spent four years at the Savannah Group, where he was Head of Media. Prior to this, he also spent years advising corporates and governments on structure, executive alignment, and corporate partnerships, including being part of the executive team at Al Jazeera and the launch teams at Sky News Arabia and Turkish Radio Television.

John Turner, Partner and Global Head of Media, remarked, “Tony has established himself as a leader in the sport, media, and diversity spheres, bringing together teams and overseeing transformative projects. As Oliver Wyman continues its commitment to growing and changing its business, Tony will be invaluable in making our business stronger, more inclusive, and better able to help our clients thrive.”

Simpson is currently Board Advisor to the UK Black Cultural Archives, Special Olympics GB, and the Drive Forward Foundation. These experiences will also help prepare him for life with Oliver Wyman, where on top of supporting the continued expansion of Oliver Wyman’s work with sports and media companies, he will aid client organisations in embedding inclusion and diversity into their business, both in the UK and wider world.

“I relish the opportunity to challenge myself and the clients I work with, especially during a time of rapid global change,” Simpson concluded.