PA Consulting commits £10 million to new foundation

12 April 2022 3 min. read
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Global advisory firm PA Consulting has formed a new non-profit wing, committed to expanding access to quality education, skills and careers, particularly in STEM-related fields. Upon the launch of the charity, PA pledged millions of pounds to support its foundation’s goals for the coming five years.

Ken Toombs, CEO of PA Consulting, remarked, “Our purpose, bringing ingenuity to life, guides our every move: the work with do with our clients, how we treat our people, and how we give back to the communities in which we operate. I’m incredibly proud of our people’s energy and desire to drive positive and lasting change across our communities.”

“The PA Foundation will help to amplify these efforts, and our partnership signals our long term-commitment to supporting disadvantaged groups and developing and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.”

PA Consulting commits £10 million to new foundation

The PA Foundation will now look to support PA’s volunteering efforts, providing grants to charities and non-profit organisations. Meanwhile, PA’s staff will volunteer their skills and experience, working alongside the foundation, helping to deliver on a shared mission to develop and inspire people from all backgrounds to become a new generation of innovators – whose ingenuity can help solve the world's biggest challenges.

PA Consulting, with support from its people and benefactors, has committed over £10 million to its Foundation, to be dispersed across projects run by its global communities over the next five years.

In the first year of that period, the foundation plans to disburse £1 million of funding across PA’s global communities; partner with the PA consulting brand to deliver 10,000 hours of skills-based volunteering to its charity and non-profit organisation partners and beneficiaries; and reach over 1,000 people from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their skills and future career prospects.


The PA Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of independent Trustees and current PA employees. Former PA Partner and Board Director Anita Chandraker will become its first Independent Chair.

During her 30-year career at PA she advised Board level clients on strategic technology and digital initiatives – as well as being a founding sponsor of PA’s Raspberry Pi competition, which challenges school children across the UK and Netherlands to develop innovative technology solutions using a Raspberry Pi Computer, and is also a Trustee of the Fairtrade Foundation.

Chandraker noted, “It is a privilege to work alongside PA to deliver on our shared goal of supporting disadvantaged groups to develop their skills and achieve their potential. We are grateful for PA’s support, which will enable The PA Foundation to build on the hugely valuable work PA is doing across its communities, and to work alongside its people as they apply their deep technical skills and industry experience to develop and inspire the next generation to embark on fulfilling careers.”

Independent trustees include Martin Tillisch, Fintech Advisory Board member and former PA Partner, with further appointments to be announced.

Trustees from within the firm’s present headcount meanwhile include PA’s Chief Marketing Officer Jo Scarlett, Group Company Secretary Kully Janjuah, and Jason Robson, a Partner in PA’s Defence, Security and Public Services practice.