Newton appoints David Bishop as Partner

10 January 2023 2 min. read
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Consultancy firm Newton has announced the appointment of David Bishop as Partner in its defence and infrastructure cluster. The former Big Four Partner will now lead the practice as it looks to grow through 2023.

Founded in 2001, Newton is a UK origin specialist in operational improvement. The company looks to help clients solve some of the most complex challenges in the public and private sector across sectors including infrastructure, defence, retail, food and drink manufacturing, healthcare, and social care.

The company’s aerospace, defence and infrastructure sector cluster boasts a client base of household names and blue-chip, delivering impressive tangible benefits in areas including process optimisation and cost reduction. The wing has achieved 20% growth year-on-year, and the healthy new business pipeline is looking to kick on in 2023. Driving this will be David Bishop, arriving as a Partner to lead the cluster.

David Bishop, Partner, Newton

Commenting on his appointment, Bishop said, “I am delighted to join Newton as it continues to go from strength to strength, and I look forward to contributing to the next phase of its impressive growth. With its incredible people, culture and strategy, Newton excels in delivering transformation at scale. It believes so strongly in what it can achieve together with its clients, it risks 100% of its fees – guaranteeing results. I can’t wait to be part of its continued success.”

Bishop joins the company from KPMG. He was both Director and Partner across the Big Four firm’s consulting and strategy practices. Beyond that, his extensive experience working across the defence, energy, and infrastructure sectors also included a nine year tenure at PwC. This strong background in designing, reviewing, and assuring complex projects of national significance will be paramount to his work in Newton’s defence and infrastructure cluster. 

Senior Partner of Defence and Infrastructure at Newton, Philip Sunley, added, “It’s our privilege to welcome David to Newton. His appointment extends the breadth of experience, knowledge, and capabilities we can bring to clients across defence and infrastructure. I’m particularly looking forward to working with David on our proposition development, helping to refine and take to clients an exclusive Newton approach to solving the biggest challenges facing their organisations. David’s skill set will be a huge asset to the team, bolstering the way in which we help clients address issues such as availability and operational readiness, supply chain resilience and the opportunities of net zero.”

The news is the latest in a string of senior appointments at Newton. At the turn of the year, the firm also announced a new Chair, with Christine Hodgson succeeding Andy Clarke.