Projective promotes John Parker to Partner in London

31 March 2023 2 min. read
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Professional services firm Projective has promoted John Parker to Partner in its London office. He brings close to two decades of experience to the role.

Projective is a consulting firm which focuses on helping financial services institutions with some of their most strategic and pressing programmes and change initiatives. Specialising in project management, much of Projective’s work is in the area of digital transformation, payments, risk and compliance.

John Parker first joined Projective in 2015, initially serving as a Programme Manager, supporting projects, programmes and portfolios within the finance function for clients in financial services. As of this year, however, his role has been upgraded to Partner, and Transformation Practice Lead.

John Parker, Partner, Projective

Bringing his 18 years of professional and financial services experience to the position, Parker will now work across all regions to develop and grow Projective’s transformation wing. The practice is made up of four different capabilities: managing successful programmes, assisting the deployment of Agile and DevOps, operational excellence support, and training capabilities for clients, which are also available internally. Parker will also continue to work as a consultant at one of Projective’s key UK clients, where he supports the firm’s operational resilience programme.

Speaking on his promotion, Parker said, “Partnership is a recognition of contribution to date, so the day job actually remains the same. The biggest change has been the exciting challenge of establishing the transformation practices and collaborating with the other practices.”

A former Management Consultant with Accenture, Parker also held senior roles with the UK wings of BP and RBS – where he controlled and monitored delivery of the bank’s finance change portfolio of programmes – before arriving at Projective. Looking ahead, he hopes to put the knowhow accrued from those positions to help drive the transformation practice forward, and identify sales opportunities that arise from it, while also examining how transformation can assist with the sales and business development of its other practices.

He is also “strongly committed” to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and wellbeing across the firm, “with a particular focus on promoting female leadership”. At the same time, Parker noted a desire to help keep Projective’s employees “engaged amid the demands of work and life” by promoting the firm’s Culture & Community Pillars, which are being rolled out across the group, to make a positive impact beyond the world of business.