Anthony Shaw becomes Managing Director at North Highland

20 December 2022 2 min. read
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Transformation consultancy North Highland has grown its leadership team with the appointment of Anthony Shaw. The professional first joined the firm in 2017, and has been promoted from leader of the firm’s UK operations to Managing Director.

“Through his leadership, Anthony has elevated the firm’s UK business beyond expectations,” said Barbara Ray, President of Client Services for North Highland. “A natural-born leader, he has delivered significant business growth and fostered a culture of collaboration and integration across the firm’s U.S. and UK operations, all while building and developing teams with a sharp focus on diversity. We could not be more pleased to promote him to managing director.”

With more than 20 years of experience across both Consulting and Industry, Shaw has expertise across new business generation, change and transformation and building high-performing teams and brands. He has led several global organisations across Europe, Latin America and the US – including KPMGAccenture and Telefónica. A graduate of the University of Manchester with a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry, Shaw is based in London.

Anthony Shaw becomes Managing Director at North Highland

Founded in 1992, North Highland is a member of Cordence Worldwide, a global network of truly connected consultancy firms with the ability to think and deliver together. As a result, North Highland has access to more than 3,500 experts in over 50 offices around the globe, which it can help partner clients with.

The firm launched its first UK office in 2003, and currently employs over 600 staff – but it is looking to aggressively expand in the coming years. Earlier in 2022, this saw North Highland launch its second UK office in Manchester, boosting its headcount by 100 people.

Remarking on his new challenge, Shaw noted, "I am incredibly proud to be part of North Highland’s global growth journey. As we navigate all aspects of today’s business environment with our clients, I aim to expand our presence as the leading change and transformation consulting firm delivering world-class counsel to organisations when they need it most.”

Shaw most recently served as Vice President and head of the firm’s UK business, where he generated significant growth. In his new role, he will continue to lead the UK business with an increased focus on client value creation, firm expansion and people leadership and development. However, as part of the Managing Director team, Shaw will also help North Highland to develop and guide the long-term strategy of the firm.

Speaking on Shaw – a former Telefónica employee – Gonzalo Martin-Villa, CEO IoT and Big Data Tech in Telefónica commented, “Anthony works internationally and has an incredible client focus. He’s an inspirational leader who builds top performing teams. Anthony has proven his ability to deliver and build great businesses over many years.”