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Our directors

Marcus Agius – Non-Executive Chairman
Marcus Agius – Non-Executive Chairman
Alan Middleton – Chief Executive Officer
Alan Middleton – Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Burgess - Director
Andrew Burgess - Director
Alex Stirling - Director
Alex Stirling - Director

Marcus Agius, Non-Executive Chairman

Chairman of PA since January 2014. Marcus was Chairman of Barclays for six years until October 2012. He was also the Chairman of the British Bankers Association and a Member of the Take-over Panel. He was the first Non-Executive Director to be appointed to the BBC’s Executive Board, acting as its Senior Independent Director until November 2012. Before then, Marcus was Deputy Chairman of Lazard Ltd, and Chairman of Lazard in London. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of BAA plc, becoming its Chairman in 2002. He is Chairman of the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Alan Middleton, Chief Executive Officer

Alan joined PA Consulting Group in 1988. The bulk of his working career has been as a management consultant. As a senior partner in the firm he led PA’s work in the financial services and professional services sectors. He was head of PA's IT strategy practice and, before that, of PA’s financial services business. He was elected Chief Executive Officer in September 2007. Alan holds a BSc Hons degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Edinburgh University.

Andrew Burgess, Director

Andrew Burgess is a Partner at The Carlyle Group and Managing Director advising on Carlyle Europe Partners, originating and leading buy-outs for services and consumer businesses. Mr. Burgess joined Carlyle in 2005 and is based in London.  

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Burgess was a Director of Bridgepoint, the pan-European Private Equity fund manager, where he was responsible for deal origination, execution, portfolio management and realisations.

Mr Burgess received a B.Sc. (Hons) in accountancy with law and economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales. 

He currently serves on the boards of Talaris, the cash services solutions group and RAC, the motor breakdown services company. He was formerly on the board of Britax, the market leading child safety seat manufacturer.

Alex Stirling, Director

Alex is a Managing Director in the European Buyout team at The Carlyle Group, advising on business services and consumer sectors. Since joining Carlyle in 2007, Alex has been actively involved in Carlyle Europe’s investments in Applus, IDH, RAC, NBTY, Addison Lee. Prior to joining Carlyle, Alex worked for seven years as an Investment Director with Texas Pacific Group, Apax Partners and PPM Capital. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Cambridge University. Alex is a member of the Board of Directors of IDH, RAC, NBTY Europe and Addison Lee. 

Nick Chaffey, Director

Nick is Head of Consulting Services at PA, leading our client services globally. He has a background in business strategy, and transformation design and delivery, in the UK and US. He joined PA in 1993 and became a key leader in our Project Management Practice before establishing the Defence & Security team, now one of our largest businesses, then leading our Strategy team. Nick holds a BEng Hons in Electronic and Optoelectronic Engineering from University College London, and an MBA from Imperial College London.

Matthew Gordon, Director

Matthew joined PA Consulting Group in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the financial leadership and management of the business. He has held senior roles in major blue chip organisations including Diageo and Orange as well as in private equity including Mapeley Limited, where he was Finance Director. Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte.

Emma Hardaker-Jones, Director

Emma is Head of HR for PA Consulting Group. Before joining PA in 2014, Emma held a number of global leadership roles, most recently at BP. As BP's Group Head of Talent, Emma implemented a new global approach to talent management. Emma was also instrumental in reinvigorating BP's employment brand in her time as Head of Resourcing. Emma has also co-founded a dot com business, run a successful talent and resourcing consultancy and worked for both the Bank of England and Prudential. 

Andrew Hooke, Director

Andrew Hooke is Head of Consulting Sectors at PA, covering our business across all sectors. Previously in PA he ran our global government, defence and security business. He has designed, led and delivered many of PA’s largest assignments, successfully delivering long lasting outcomes on complex programmes which combine business, IT and people matters and where challenging stakeholder environments are the norm. Before he joined PA in 1996, Andrew held senior positions in Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Marathon Oil Company. Andrew holds an MA in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration. 

Kully Janjuah, Director

Kully joined PA Consulting Group in 1997 and was appointed as PA’s Group Company Secretary in 2007. He has been instrumental in managing complex corporate transactions and shareholder reorganisations in that time, and is responsible for advising the Board on legal compliance and governance matters. Before joining PA, Kully qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, and he holds a LLB Hons degree in Law from King’s College London University. 

Hamish Maule, Director

Hamish is PA’s Head of Operations. He is responsible for internal information technology, real estate and facilities, security and risk. Hamish joined PA in 2006 as PA’s Global Head of Group Systems. Prior to PA he held a number of senior roles within IT at Willis, the global risk advisor and insurance brokerage.

Jo Scarlett, Director

Jo joined PA as Chief Marketing Officer in 2016. Before PA, Jo was Chief Digital and Marketing Officer of BT Global Services division, where she led the design of Global Services’ digital transformation, was Chief Sales Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer leading the global marketing team to support BT’s business in more than 180 countries around the world. Prior to this, Jo was part of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector team at Ernst & Young and before that at Gemini Consulting.

Nick Chaffey - Director
Nick Chaffey - Director
Matt Gordon - Director
Matt Gordon - Director
Emma Hardaker-Jones - Director
Emma Hardaker-Jones - Director
Andrew Hooke - Director
Andrew Hooke - Director
Kully Janjuah - Director
Kully Janjuah - Director
Hamish Maule - Director
Hamish Maule - Director
Jo Scarlett - Director
Jo Scarlett - Director

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