Press release

Ken Toombs announced as CEO of PA Consulting

01 October 2020

PA Consulting (PA), the global innovation and transformation consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, names Ken Toombs as CEO, effective today. Ken is a 30 year consulting industry veteran and has successfully served as Head of Americas at PA Consulting for close to two years.

At PA, we believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. We have helped our clients to adapt and transform to changing market dynamics and achieve enduring results for more than 75 years.

Ken has held several leadership roles in the professional services sector including senior positions at IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Alan will continue as a Partner at PA and will work with Ken and the Board on the transition over the coming months.

Alan Middleton, PA Consulting’s outgoing CEO, said: “In Ken we have a leader with great intellect and a well-balanced moral compass. He is a true strategist at heart and will be an excellent guardian of PA’s purpose, values, history and of our bright future.”

John Alexander, PA Consulting’s Chairman, said: “PA has successfully grown under Alan’s leadership, and will do the same with Ken. Ken has successfully led the Americas since joining PA, developing and attracting a strong leadership team, growing talent at all levels and has substantially increased PA’s client base.”

Ken Toombs, incoming CEO at PA Consulting, said: “I joined PA because of our purpose ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’ and because I want to help to build a positive human future. We live our purpose in everything we do and especially over the past six months when we have collaborated with our clients to deliver life-saving work. We’ve seen the very best of PA in these times. As CEO I plan to continue growing PA as the market leader and further expanding our end-to-end innovation capabilities. I want PA to become the employer of choice for talented consultants around the world. PA’s purpose and our positioning mean that we operate in a space where no other firm can, PA is a ‘segment of one.’”

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