A.T. Kearney Makes New Leadership Appointment to UK Business, Confirms Expansion Plans
28 August 2014 (London)—Global management consultancy firm A.T. Kearney has today announced the appointment of consulting industry heavyweight and current Global Board Member and Partner of the firm, Mark Page, to assume the role of UK & Ireland Managing Partner. He has already commenced in his new role.
Globally the firm is embarked upon an aggressive plan of investing for growth across all major markets, with the UK market at the forefront of this investment programme. Recent senior hires to the firm’s London office have focused on financial services and consumer industries, recognising the importance of these sectors to the UK economy. The firm continues to grow faster than the market, adding resources across all levels and geographies, with a further 10-15 senior hires planned for the UK & Ireland by 2016.
Mark Page currently serves as Global Leader in the firm’s Communications, Media and Technology Practice–a role in which he specialises in serving large telecommunications clients on a range of strategic, organisational, technological, and regulatory issues–bringing 20 years of sector expertise. His clients include some of the largest mobile and fixed line operators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as media companies and industry associations. He has published a number of papers on the telecoms sector, including multiple studies on internet economics.
Mark was a founding member of the Board of Directors that oversaw the return to private ownership via management buyout of A.T. Kearney in 2006. He chaired the Board’s Compensation and Election Committees for several years. He holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and read Modern Languages at Cambridge University.
Mark Page comments, “A.T. Kearney has a rich and distinctive legacy as well as powerful future ambitions. As UK & Ireland Managing Partner, I am looking forward to supporting these goals by growing our team, deepening the relationships we have with our current clients in our local market and ensuring growth into new sectors where A.T. Kearney has global expertise”.
Johan Aurik, Global Managing Partner of A.T. Kearney, affirmed the critical role of the UK market–estimated to be the third largest in the world–in furthering the firm’s ambitious global growth plans: “A.T. Kearney has had a strong presence in the UK for nearly fifty years, and its role in serving many of our largest clients globally has never been more prominent. I am delighted that in Mark’s appointment, we are well positioned to accelerate our investment plans and ensure that we bring our best expertise to clients across all sectors and geographies.”