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PA Consulting appoints Simon Collier as new Global Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences

14 March 2024

PA Consulting (PA), the global innovation and transformation consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, today announces the appointment of Simon Collier as its Global Head of Health and Life Sciences. Simon will lead PA’s team of over 500 healthcare and life sciences professionals across the UK, Europe and the US to deliver impactful work with lasting impact.

Simon has over 20 years of experience in consulting and joined PA in 2016. He works with clients across the care continuum to help them tackle the most complex health challenges. In addition to his client work, Simon is passionate about creating a supportive and inclusive culture and is a founding member of PA’s award-winning Women in Leadership programme.

Simon takes on the role permanently, having led the team on an interim basis.

PA’s experts work with clients across health and life sciences to tackle the most complex health challenges, using the most digitally advanced and innovative technologies. They work with regulators, insurers, medical technology and biopharmaceutical companies, government and local health providers to help deliver the healthcare of the future. Its team of experts, led by Simon, worked with the UK Vaccine Taskforce to steer the world-leading programme to secure COVID-19 vaccines in record time. The team also led the UK Ventilator Challenge, to make sure everybody in the UK who needed a ventilator got one during the coronavirus pandemic.

Christian Norris, CEO at PA Consulting: “We’re pleased to announce Simon Collier as PA’s Global Head of Health and Life Sciences. During his career at PA, Simon has worked with clients to help them meet evolving patient and population needs through innovation. I am confident he will lead the team to continue to deliver impactful work. Under his leadership the team will focus on next generation medicine and devices, the acceleration of R&D, how healthcare can unlock the power of AI, front-line care delivery, and population health.”

Simon said: “I am delighted to take on this role. I chose to work in healthcare because I wanted to make a difference, and it’s great to be leading a talented team that does such purposeful work. It is a challenging and exciting time for everyone involved in healthcare and life sciences, as new models of care emerge and technology advances. The team and I will be focused on how PA can make a real difference to the end-users of health care.”


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