Press release

PA Consulting welcomes Celia Larkin as a partner in Financial Services

20 January 2022


Celia Larkin joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in its Financial Services practice. Celia will help lead our work with asset managers, bringing her extensive industry experience to build on our success and further accelerate our growth within the sector.

Celia brings over 25 years’ experience in financial services, having worked as a Senior Director for Willis Towers Watson, where she worked on its digital platform. Prior to this, Celia was a Senior Relationship Manager for Société Générale where she was responsible for looking after a significant portfolio of Global Asset Managers in the UK for Global Markets, ensuring that the sales and trading relationships functioned correctly and built institutional C-Suite relations with her clients across all asset classes.

Prior to Société Générale, Celia worked for Deutsche Bank where she held the position of Global Head of New Product Development for their Global Equities division. Whilst at Deutsche Bank, Celia developed and implemented new structured equity access products globally, including leading strategic initiatives in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Russia, US, Hong Kong and China. Previously, Celia has worked at several major asset managers, including Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Janus Henderson, Abrdn and Deutsche Asset Management.

PA’s financial services experts combine deep knowledge of banking, insurance, pensions, private equity, and asset management with expertise in strategy, technology, digital and innovation to help clients adapt, transform and succeed. Our experts help global banks and insurance companies to adopt organisational agility at scale and transform their digital experiences. Recent client work includes helping HSBC digitise its organisation from the ground up by developing core products and services to create seamless customer and colleague experiences, helping Ageas to become more data-driven, Aegon to transform and take more agile approaches, and ING to become leaders in platform innovation. 

Gavin Neilson, Head of Financial Services at PA Consulting, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Celia to our financial services practice, who will draw on her extensive industry experience and proven track record to accelerate growth of our asset management business. Her experience within the sector will prove invaluable and will help our clients to deliver value and digital transformation within their organisations.”

Celia added: “I’m looking forward to joining PA Consulting to help offer robust and innovative solutions for our clients and build long lasting and meaningful relationships. PA’s excellent and extensive capabilities will help clients to grow their businesses and achieve success and I am delighted to be part of this growth trajectory in this exciting phase of global digital transformation.”

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