James O’Sullivan succeeds Terry Holland as CEO of Project One

22 April 2022 Consultancy.uk 1 min. read
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Eight years after joining the firm, James O’Sullivan has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Project One.

James O’Sullivan brings a 25-year career in consulting and project management to the role, and succeeds Terry Holland, who led the firm for the past 5+ years and is currently preparing for his retirement.

Under Holland’s leadership, Project One has cemented its position as one of UK’s leading consultancies for project delivery and transformation execution, and grown the team to around 100 consultants and project managers.

James O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Project One

Established in 1998, Project One works for UK and global organisations, with the likes of AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, Liberty Global, HSBC, Rolls-Royce, O2, The Co-operative Group, Northumbrian Water Group, Virgin Media and government bodies among its roster of clients.

During his tenure at the award-winning consulting firm, O’Sullivan played a central role in driving the growth of Project One. Initially joining as a Consultant, he most recently headed the firm’s Consulting business line and led some of the largest accounts including Liberty Global and HSBC.

“I’m extremely proud to be leading Project One through its next phase and into its 25th anniversary in 2023. We will remain independent and continue to thrive and grow, focussed on delivery excellence in change and transformation for our valued customers,” he said.

Earlier in his career, O’Sullivan spent close to a decade in portfolio and project roles in banking (Lloyds and NAB) and over five years in the consulting wing of Capita, among others.

Commenting on the change of leadership, Holland (who has been with Project One for fifteen years) said, “This succession has been three years in the making and with James taking the reins, we are ensured the firm will stay true to its vision of remaining a leading, independent consulting business.”