Insurance expert Will Davies joins PA Consulting as Partner

20 March 2023 3 min. read
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International advisory firm PA Consulting has appointed a new Global Head of Insurance, as it looks to better support clients in the fast-changing market. Will Davies joins as a Partner at the firm, bringing more than two decades of experience with him.

Gavin Neilson, Global Head of Financial Services at PA Consulting, commented, “I’m delighted to welcome Will Davies to the financial services team. Will brings extensive leadership, and technical expertise spanning each of our core proposition focus areas in the insurance sector.  We’re pleased Will’s chosen to join as a senior leader in our team, and I’m certain he will be hugely successful with PA in further bolstering the growth of our insurance business.”   

The intense disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic placed unprecedented pressures on the insurance industry, over the last three years. Rising demand for private medical treatment is seeing organisations having to adapt and expand their offerings in new ways, to keep up with the needs of customers. Meanwhile, economic uncertainty has seen investment in some areas of the market fall heading into 2023, making it more difficult to adapt those services.

Will Davies, Partner, PA Consulting

PA is a global firm of more than 4,000 experts, offering support to clients across sectors including technology, design and financial services. PA’s financial services experts combine deep knowledge of banking, insurance, pensions, payments, private equity, and asset and wealth management with expertise in strategy, technology, and digital innovation. Recent engagements helping clients in the insurance segment to meet with changing demands include delivering new risk and regulatory frameworks such as consumer duty policies for a leading general insurer, and assisting the translation of principle-based regulations into another insurer’s operational resilience approach.

As PA receives more requests for help with transformations in the insurance space, Davies joins as a Partner in its financial services practice. He will now leads the firm’s global insurance business, strengthening PA’s breadth and depth of expertise in the sector to grow its work with insurers.

To do that, he will draw on more than 20 years of experience across the finance services and insurance industry. Most recently, this saw him work for Slalom Consulting – leading its UK financial services business, and working with large, multinational insurers as well as wealth, asset management, retail, and commercial banks. Prior to this, Davies spent spells at AccentureDeloitte and Capgemini. 

Speaking on his new role, Davies added, “PA’s strengths are incredibly relevant to the insurance industry’s challenges today. Insurers are striving to bring new, exciting, and increasingly personalised services and value to their customers amidst an ever-changing and complex, economic, and regulatory landscape. I’m looking forward to working with an exceptionally talented global team to further evolve our already rich and credible work with insurers.”