Press release

PA Consulting appoints Peter Lovell as new Global Head of Defence and Security

18 January 2022

PA Consulting (PA), the global innovation and transformation consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, today announces the appointment of Peter Lovell as its Global Head of Defence and Security. Peter will lead PA’s renowned defence and security services team across the UK, Europe and the US.

Peter has 20 years’ experience in the defence and security sector and joined PA eight years ago as a Principal Consultant before progressing to Partner. Peter has extensive experience in corporate strategy and transformation. Prior to PA, Peter was a civil servant at the UK’s Ministry of Defence, and spent five years building a start-up consultancy focused on digital transformation in the sector.

Peter takes over the role from Alan Lewis who has been at PA for 16 years and has led the defence and security team at PA for the past four years.

PA’s experts in defence and security combine their unrivalled sector insight with specialist expertise to resolve strategic conundrums for a wide range of defence and security clients. Our work includes strengthening national security to protect the public and save lives; ensuring the armed forces have enough people with the right skills; addressing how the technology, people, organisational and cultural aspects of change impact the sector; and promoting innovation to maintain operational advantage.

Ken Toombs, CEO, PA Consulting said: “We’re delighted to announce Peter Lovell as PA’s Global Head of Defence and Security. During his career at PA, Peter has shown a real desire to grasp each client challenge and create innovative and pragmatic solutions. Peter has been a key driver in creating opportunities for our people, helping them to seek out and learn from experiences through client work. Peter has the right attributes to lead the defence and security business to even greater success.

“I would like to thank Alan for his inspiring leadership over the years: his passion for supporting the group, development of our people and building a more inclusive culture. He has played an important role in helping to establish PA as a leader in the industry.”

Peter said: “I am delighted to take on this role to lead a thriving team and feel honoured to be following in Alan’s footsteps. The sector is evolving quickly to keep up with a rapidly changing global security environment. It is a challenging and exciting time for everyone involved. I look forward to reinforcing PA’s market leading reputation in the sector and working closely with our clients as they confront the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

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