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Jackson Samuel’s talent team joins PA Consulting Group

"We are very pleased that the talent team from Jackson Samuel is joining PA. This will help us to continue to support our clients and their talented individuals."  



30 July 2012


PA Consulting Group is delighted to announce that Lesley Uren and a team of consultants from Jackson Samuel, the consulting and executive search firm, will join its people and operations practice. The team, which is focused on the talent offering of Jackson Samuel, has a wealth of experience in talent management and will complement PA’s existing consulting services and expertise in organisation strategy and transformation.

Jackson Samuel was established in 2004 and works with clients from the public and private sectors including Anglo American, the NHS and Barclays UK Retail Banking. The team works with international clients on talent strategy, definition and development as well as career management and building internal talent management capability.

Lesley, co-founder of Jackson Samuel, has led a wide range of talent strategy and talent development projects in sectors including financial services, retail, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, media, utilities and the public sector. She is the author of highly regarded research reports, including 2011’s “What Talent Wants: The journey to talent segmentation”. Prior to Jackson Samuel, Lesley was a senior consultant and practice leader for global professional services firm Towers Watson where she specialised in human resources strategy, talent management, and mergers and acquisitions. Her previous fifteen-year corporate career stretched across the UK, Australia and Asia within leading multi-national corporations such as PepsiCo and Rothmans. Lesley has also worked in the retail, pharmaceutical and airline industries.

Jonathon Hogg, head of PA’s people and operations excellence practice, says: “We are very pleased that the talent team from Jackson Samuel is joining PA. We are committed to helping organisations achieve competitive advantage from their people strategies and this will help us to continue to support our clients and their talented individuals.”

Lesley Uren says: “This is an exciting move. The combination of PA’s expertise in organisation strategy and transformation, combined with our experience in talent management, will mean that together we are able to offer our clients real insight to their people strategies.”

Jackson Samuel’s talent team will formally become part of PA Consulting Group on 3 September 2012. Jackson Samuel executive search will continue independently after this time.

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