Aerospace expert Diane Shaw joins AlixPartners

04 April 2024 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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AlixPartners has hired defence and aerospace expert Diane Shaw. Joining the firm’s London office, Shaw becomes a partner, advising aerospace and military companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Eric Bernardini, global head of the AlixPartners aerospace and defence practice, commented, "Diane’s deep industry knowledge, coupled with her proven ability to drive change and deliver results, makes her an invaluable addition to our team. Our clients will benefit significantly from this enhanced suite of expertise as they continue to navigate the challenging macro environment.”

AlixPartners is global consulting firm that specialises in helping businesses successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. Founded in 1981, its 20 international offices service clients including corporate boards, law firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others.

Aerospace expert Diane Shaw joins AlixPartners

AlixPartners is in the process of expanding its UK aerospace and defence (A&D) practice. The practice services public and private operators in the military, air and space sectors. According to Bernardini, Shaw’s arrival brings “substantial transformation expertise” to the practice, “further strengthening AlixPartners' position as a trusted advisor to aerospace and defence companies both in the UK and across the EMEA region.”

She becomes a partner in AlixPartners’ London office, having most recently been led the UK aerospace and defence business and the EMEA aerospace and defence advisory wings of Strategy&. In her time with PwC’s strategy consulting brand, Shaw specialised in transformation work at the intersection of industry and the military, bringing with her extensive expertise in operational turnarounds, cost reduction and delivery acceleration, as well as in supply chain management.

Prior to her time at Strategy&, Shaw also spent over six years at Booz & Co, where she specialised in defence acquisitions, transformation, outsourcing, and innovative contracting. This was preceded by her work at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), which saw her looking after MoD businesses that included the MetOffice.