Elliot Vaughn promoted to Senior Partner at BCG

07 June 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Boston Consulting Group has announced the elevation of Elliot Vaughn to Senior Partner, at the start of Pride Month. Vaughn founded charity GiveOut in 2017, with the aim of better distributing LGBTQ+ charity funds beyond the UK to activists in nations which are more hostile toward the community.

Since joining Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2005, Elliot Vaughn has focused his client work in health care and social impact. He has additional experience in the energy, financial services, media, retail, and industrial goods industries, across a broad range of topics. He leads one of BCG’s major pro bono relationships with a global NGO.

He was made a Managing Director and Partner in 2013, and will now be further promoted to Senior Partner. Typically in businesses, Senior Partners buy in and get a profit share, in contrast to junior partners who just earn a higher salary than associates, and have voting rights within the firm.

Elliot Vaughn, Senior Partner, BCG

As well as continuing to be a core member of the firm’s Health Care, Operations, People & Organisation, and Social Impact practices, Vaughn is also a prominent advocate for diversity and inclusion in BCG and broader society. He is the global leader of BCG’s LGBTQ+ network, Pride@BCG, which has been active for more than 20 years in the company and has over 750 members across 80 offices. Meanwhile outside of the firm he is the founder and Chair of GiveOut, a charity that raises funds for global LGBTQ+ advocacy, and also serves on the board of OutRight Action International.

BCG was a founding sponsor of GiveOut and continues to partner with the charity, which aims to provide a unique distribution network to support LGBT+ rights organisations around the world. In its first year alone, the charity fundraised or received pledges of more than £250,000, collaborating with prominent figures in the LGBT+ community such as Antonia Belcher, Suki Sandhu OBE and Steve Wardlaw.

Speaking to Consultancy.uk in 2018, Vaughn enthused that he had been “bowled over by the interest and support” to help build GiveOut, and bring new resources into the global LGBT+ human rights movement. He was later recognised for his work with BCG and GiveOut when he received a Point of Light award from then-Prime Minister Theresa May, citing his commitment to LGBTQ+ activism.

Stuart Quickenden, Senior Partner and Head of BCG’s London office, remarked at the time, “We’re immensely proud of all the work Elliot does to help promote and further LGBT+ rights globally, both within our own organisation and externally through GiveOut. His efforts in this space have inspired everyone at BCG for many years and it’s great to see him be publicly recognised.”