George Woods is a Partner and Head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Sydney office. George is Regional Head of L.E.K.’s Industrials practice and leads L.E.K.’s Asia-Pacific Airports practice.
George offers clients over 23 years’ experience consulting to leading organizations in Asia-Pacific and Europe. He has worked with major corporates, private equity firms and the public sector to assist clients with corporate strategy development.
In industrials, George works with clients across the Asian region on growth and competitive matters. He specializes in developing regional strategy, competitive strategy, M&A strategy and new plant investment. Much of his work concerns responses to globalizing supply chains, vertical integration and customer value proposition. He has acted as an honest broker in industry-redefining mergers in cement and bricks.
In aviation, George has advised airport clients for over 20 years on aeronautical and commercial matters, including runway timing, terminal strategy, retail and ground transport. He has helped Australian airports deliver ground transport EBITDA uplift of over $50 million per annum, and helped one airport reduce its delays and improve on-time performance by 4 percent. Recently, George was engaged by the Australian government to advise on the development of the second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek, defining the scope and commercial parameters of the airport.
George is a member of the Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) and sits on the TTF’s Aviation Panel.
George holds an MA in mathematics from Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he was a Foundation Scholar. He also holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, France.
Undergraduate: Master of Arts in Mathematics, Queens’ College, Cambridge
Graduate: Master of Business Administration, INSEAD