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PA Consulting welcomes Hilary Thomas as a partner in Healthcare and Life Sciences

09 June 2021


Hilary Thomas joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in PA’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice and Applied Sciences capability. Hilary will apply her extensive medical experience to support PA’s clients at all stages of the Life Sciences value chain.  Her expertise will help shape thinking across a number of areas of Digital Health, Decentralised Trials, and Product Innovation.

Hilary joins PA from KPMG, where she was Chief Medical Adviser and worked globally in the Life Sciences team. Hilary worked first in KPMG’s Healthcare practice, before transitioning to the Life Sciences practice as a Partner in 2013, having identified the opportunity to build strategy capability in this market.

Hilary started her career as a Senior Lecturer at Hammersmith Hospital before becoming Professor of Oncology at University of Surrey, and then Medical Director of The Royal Surrey County Hospital. Hilary has used her background as an academic and clinical triallist in the development of new therapies to focus on patient centricity and the quality of patient care. During her career, she has helped to redesign care pathways, develop more meaningful outcome measures for patients and enable clients to be more patient centric.

PA works with most of the top 20 Pharmaceuticals and leading MedTech companies to help them bring innovative products to market. Our experts in biotech, pharma, healthcare and medical technologies work with businesses from discovery and research, to marketing and sales. PA has developed innovative search functionality for The National Institute for Health Research’s digital platform, worked with Ori Biotech to enable patient access to cell and gene therapies, and worked with Sure Chill to harness its cooling technology to develop a portable and sustainable cooler that can transport lifesaving supplies to the most remote parts of the world.

George Botsakos, Global Lead for Health & Life Sciences at PA Consulting, said: “We are excited to have Hilary join our Healthcare and Life Sciences team. Her extensive consulting experience, coupled with her medical, scientific and academic career, will help our clients take a more patient-centric approach to improve people’s way of life. Her enthusiasm and passion for helping others is clear, and we look forward to working with her to drive a positive human future alongside our clients.”

Hilary added: “I am thrilled to be joining PA because of its track record in end-to-end innovation. PA’s innovation capability and technology ownership creates the opportunity to take an integrated approach to patient pathways and outcomes. The opportunity to bring together innovative thinking with applied sciences capability and breakthrough technologies to improve the lives of patients and their families is hugely energising. To play my part in this ecosystem and enable further, faster progress is a privilege.”

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