PA Consulting welcomes Audrey Hughes-Jones as financial services partner

15 August 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Audrey Hughes-Jones has joined PA Consulting as a partner in the firm’s financial services team. She will focus on helping clients unlock value in their transformation programmes through intelligent applications of data, digital and enterprise agility.

 PA Consulting Global Head of Financial Services Gavin Neilson commented, “I’m delighted to welcome Audrey to the financial services team. Audrey is uniquely placed to shape and deliver highly sought-after innovative technology enabled transformation, agility and OpEx engagements. I know that Audrey will be able to offer invaluable skills and insight to help our financial services clients succeed.” 

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. Joining the team as a partner, Hughes-Jones will work with the firm’s financial services clients to help them unlock value in their transformation programmes through intelligent applications of data, digital and enterprise agility.

PA Consulting welcomes Audrey Hughes-Jones as financial services partner

She brings a wealth of over 25 years' experience, having successfully fostered growth and efficiency in both start-ups and established organisations. Hughes-Jones has previously worked with leading organisations including HSBC, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase and BNP Paribas. She has also worked for leading multi-national media and telecoms organisations including Sky and Vodafone. 

Most recently, Hughes-Jones spent a decade with Big Four professional services firm EY. Latterly being named a director in the firm’s financial services sector team, she helped EY and its clients to modernise delivery processes, and respond to the demands of a highly regulated and risk-controlled market.

Speaking on her appointment at PA, Hughes-Jones added, “I’ve been impressed by PA’s game-changing work in Financial Services and I’m excited to join the team and build on its existing capabilities and expertise. I believe PA’s work across data analytics, digital and enterprise agility is particularly valuable in a sector seeking to be ‘faster, better, efficient and in control’.  I’m looking forward to meeting new clients and helping leaders translate business strategy into operational reality.” 

PA consists of over 4,000 strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers, and technologists around the world. Alongside its financial services team, it boasts deep expertise in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Recently it also bolstered its innovative AI offering, with the appointment of Alwin Magimay as its global leader in the segment.