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Our directors

John Alexander – ChairmanJohn Alexander – Chairman
Marcus Agius – Deputy ChairmanMarcus Agius – Deputy Chairman
Alan Middleton – Chief Executive OfficerAlan Middleton – Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Burgess - DirectorAndrew Burgess - Director

John Alexander, Chairman

John was appointed Chairman of PA in April 2018. John is non-executive Chairman of ERM, the world's leading environmental and sustainability consulting firm, having previously served as its CEO for nine years. ERM was acquired in 2015 in a further leveraged buyout by the management team/Partners of ERM together with OMERS and AIMCo, two major Canadian pension funds. John is also Chairman of HKA, one of the world's leading construction industry claims consulting businesses, that was formed following a management buyout, supported by Bridgepoint Capital in 2017. John is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and holds a BSc in Geophysics and an MSc in Hydrogeology. He is also a long-term supporter and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Marcus Agius, Deputy Chairman

Marcus has been Deputy Chairman of PA since April 2018. Prior to that Marcus served as chairman of PA from January 2014. Marcus was chairman of Barclays for six years until October 2012. He was also the chairman of the British Bankers’ Association. 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, becoming its chairman in 2002. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Chairman of Reach South Multi-Academy Trust.

Alan Middleton, Chief Executive Officer

Alan joined PA in 1988 and was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2007. During his career, Alan has led a number of parts of the firm including PA's IT, strategy and financial services businesses.

Alan has extensive consulting experience, particularly in financial and professional services, and has worked with industry-leading clients around the world, ranging from start-ups to multinationals.

Alan studied at Edinburgh and Stanford Universities. He has a degree in electronic and electrical engineering, is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and of the Chartered Management Institute, and a member of the Confederation of British Industry.

Andrew Burgess, Director

Andrew is a Partner at The Carlyle Group and a Managing Director advising Carlyle Europe Partners on originating and leading buyouts for services and consumer businesses. Andrew joined Carlyle in 2005 and is based in London. Prior to joining Carlyle, Andrew was a director of Bridgepoint, the pan-European private equity fund manager, where he was responsible for deal origination, execution, portfolio management and realisations. Andrew received a BSc (Hons) in accountancy with law and economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Andrew currently serves on the boards of MyDentist and Addison Lee. He was formerly on the board of RAC Breakdown Group, Zodiak Marine (USA), Talaris and Britax.

Ruairidh CameronRuairidh Cameron - Director
Anita ChandrakerAnita Chandraker - Director
Adam HughesAdam Hughes - Director
Kully JanjuahKully Janjuah - Director

Ruairidh Cameron, Director

Ruairidh joined PA in 2008 and, following a period away, re-joined in 2017 as chief financial officer with responsibility for the financial leadership and management of the firm. He has held senior positions in several private-equity backed and corporate businesses, including Ten10 Group, The Ambassador Theatre Group and Medco. Ruairidh qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC.

Anita Chandraker, Director

Anita joined PA in 1988 and leads PA's global innovation service, which supports end-to-end innovation through strategy, digital transformation, technology, and analytics capabilities. During her time at PA, Anita has held several leadership roles, building teams to develop new IT and digital service areas. She has also worked with many different types of clients across the financial services sector including exchanges, clearers, information providers, and insurers. Anita started her professional life as a programmer, working for a software house building trading systems. Anita holds degrees in maths and computer science.

Adam Hughes, Director

Adam joined PA in 1996 and leads PA's IT transformation service. Prior to joining PA, he was a senior consultant at Logica. He started his career in Nationwide Building Society's Advanced Technology Group. Over the last 25 years Adam has had considerable international experience working in Europe, Far East, MENA and the USA.

Kully Janjuah, Director

Kully joined PA 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 an LLB Hons degree in law from King's College London.

Hamish MauleHamish Maule - Director
Fraser RobsonFraser Robson - Director
Jo Scarlett Jo Scarlett - Director
Conrad ThompsonConrad Thompson - Director

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 adviser and insurance brokerage.

Fraser Robson, Director

Fraser is a Managing Director of Carlyle Europe Partners, advising on UK-based buyout opportunities primarily in the consumer, retail and services sectors. Fraser is based in London. Since joining Carlyle in 2005, Fraser has been actively involved with Carlyle’s investments in Britax, Talaris and RAC, serving as a member of the board of directors on both Talaris and RAC. He was also involved in Carlyle’s divestment of Zodiac Pool Solutions. Prior to joining Carlyle, Fraser worked at Lazard in London. Fraser received a BA with honours in economics and politics from Durham University.

Jo Scarlett, Director

Jo joined PA in 2016 as Chief Marketing Officer. 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.

Conrad Thompson, Director

Conrad joined PA in 2001 and leads PA's business transformation service. Prior to joining PA he was a senior consultant at IBM leading on business innovation. Conrad started his career in investment banking (Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and NatWest Markets). He has an MBA from Cass Business School.

Ken Toombs - DirectorKen Toombs - Director

Ken Toombs, Director

Ken Toombs leads the growth of our Americas business and our activity within the energy and utilities, healthcare and life sciences sectors. Ken joined PA in 2018 from Infosys where he led their global consulting team. Prior to Infosys, he ran Capgemini’s North America business. Ken’s experience also includes senior roles at IBM/PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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