Press release

PA Consulting welcomes five new Partners to its Defence & Security practice

26 May 2023

PA Consulting (PA), the company that’s bringing ingenuity to life, has appointed five new Partners to its Defence and Security practice, which reflects PA’s continued growth in this area.

Jeremy Berwick will lead the growth of the PA’s aerospace, defence, and space industry (ADSI) sectors. Prior to this, Jeremy was Senior Vice President at Dataminr, where he led their expansion into Asia Pacific, UK, and European defence and security markets. Jeremy was also previously Group Managing Director at BMT, where he led significant expansion of their ‘5 Eyes’ defence and security business.

Jeremy says: “I have long admired the reputation, culture, and talent of PA, particularly in the defence and security sector. I’m excited by the market opportunity for PA and the prospect of working with some of the most capable people in the industry to help the ADS industry accelerate, whilst delivering sustainable technology led solutions.”

Tim Crofts will support strategic transformation growth across PA’s Defence and Security business at a time of unprecedented global threat and change in the security of the UK national interests.

Prior to PA, Tim was the Business Development & Strategy Vice President for Leidos UK. At Leidos UK, he was also the UK lead for strategy development and represented the company as a TechUK Board Member and served on the Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC) Council with the UK’s Security Minister, supporting the growth of the security industry with UK Government.

Tim says: “I’m thrilled to join PA and look forward to doing some great work with our defence and security clients. I’m passionate about delivering operational benefits for the community, whether that’s finding new ways of bringing advantage against our adversaries or just doing things differently.”

Kweilen Hatlesklog will work with PA’s growing commercial client base and will focus on disruptive, high-growth companies.

Kweilen joins from Northrop Grumman where she oversaw corporate development and business planning as a member of the regional executive team. She brings over 20 years’ experience in defence, space, and secure technology; enabling businesses and their investors to deliver sustainable growth.

Kweilen says: “I was attracted to PA for its established reputation as an innovator and the company’s strong growth orientation. Having started my career at the Pentagon, I remain personally committed to ensuring that the UK and its allies can benefit from the disruptive technologies being developed now. PA and the PA team are uniquely positioned to help, with an innate understanding of the challenges that face growth companies and customers.”

Chris Rocks will lead the Space business which is an area of growth at PA.

Chris brings more than 30 years’ experience in the Space, Defence, and Security sectors, having previously worked for General Dynamics, CGI, and Serco.

Chris says: “The skills and capabilities that PA has are really well aligned to the needs of the Global Space Sector, a sector that is growing, and increasingly critical to our everyday lives.”

Carl Roberts returns to PA to help law enforcement, homeland security, and justice organisations better exploit data to keep the public safe.

Carl re-joins after spending the last five years supporting the Accelerated Capability Environment in the Home Office and as the MD of Naimuri. In his most recent role, he led Naimuri post-acquisition to grow revenue and headcount, delivering mission impact on data intelligence challenges across national security, homeland security, and defence.

Carl says: “I’m excited to be going back to PA because the quality of the people and breadth of work makes it the perfect place to deliver real operational impact across justice and home affairs organisations.”

Peter Lovell, Global Head of Defence and Security at PA Consulting, says: “I am pleased to welcome our newly appointed Partners to our Defence and Security team. Between them they have a wealth of experience and their proven track record in delivering projects across the private and public sectors will be of immense value to our clients.”

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.

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