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"I am delighted that Vice Admiral Laurence will be joining PA. His appointment further strengthens PA's world-class team in defence and security consulting."

Vice Admiral Tim Laurence appointed as Senior Advisor at PA Consulting Group

21 March 2011

PA is delighted to announce that Vice Admiral Tim Laurence CB MVO ADC (P) has joined PA Consulting Group as a Senior Advisor.

Vice Admiral Laurence has had a distinguished career, both at operations level with the Royal Navy and with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). He has worked as a key strategist and resource planner at the MOD and has been involved in defence reforms since the early 1990s. His most recent role was looking after the MOD's property estate as Chief Executive, Defence Estates (see notes for full biography).

Nick Chaffey, Global Head of Defence and Security Consulting at PA Consulting Group, said: "I am delighted that Vice Admiral Laurence will be joining PA. His appointment further strengthens PA's world-class team in defence and security consulting. He brings a wealth of experience and insight which will further strengthen our capability to help address the most complex problems facing the defence sector, both at a government and industry level. We are very much looking forward to working with him."

Vice Admiral Laurence added: "Joining PA is an exciting opportunity. PA is known for its excellence in defence and security in the UK and around the world, and I am looking forward to working with a team that is clearly both an expert in its field, and highly dedicated to its clients."

For more information, please send an email to Laura Hamblin.

Notes to the editor

For more about Vice Admiral Tim Laurence see biography below.

1. Vice Admiral Tim Laurence

Vice Admiral Tim Laurence CB MVO ADC(P) is a highly distinguished Naval officer with over 30 years’ experience in UK defence and security. He has worked at the highest levels of defence strategy and policy, most recently as Chief Executive, Defence Estates.

Vice Admiral Laurence’s 37-year career in the Royal Navy included four warship commands and several posts in the strategic management of defence, and he has been actively involved in defence reform since the 1998 Strategic Defence Review.

Vice Admiral Laurence’s experience includes property, defence, security and transport. In his role as Chief Executive, Defence Estates, where he led a complex infrastructure organisation that manages the majority of the UK Ministry of Defence’s UK and overseas property assets, he developed a particular interest in sustainability and regeneration, not only in property, but also more broadly.

Vice Admiral Laurence lives in Gloucestershire with his wife, HRH The Princess Royal. His interests revolve around outdoor activities including tennis, golf, field sports and sailing.

2. About PA Consulting Group

PA Consulting Group is a leading management and IT consulting and technology firm. Independent and employee-owned, we operate globally in more than 30 countries and transform the performance of major organisations in both the private and public sectors.

From initial idea generation and strategy development through to detailed implementation, we deliver significant and tangible results. We have outstanding technology development capability; a unique breadth of skills from strategy to performance improvement, from HR to IT; and strong expertise in communications, defence, energy, financial services, government and public services, healthcare, international development, manufacturing and water.

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