London – January 3, 2013 – L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, today announced that it has elected Stuart Jackson as Global Managing Partner. Effective immediately, Mr. Jackson is responsible for leading the firm’s global operations and strategy. L.E.K. Founder Iain Evans will continue in his role as L.E.K. Chairman.

Mr. Jackson began his career at L.E.K. in London nearly 30 years ago and has spent the majority of his time at L.E.K. in the U.S., where he has held multiple U.S. and global leadership roles, including President of L.E.K. North America and head of L.E.K.’s Chicago office. He has counseled companies across multiple industries, including healthcare, consumer products, food & beverage and private equity, and is an innovator in the areas of business strategy and management excellence. Mr. Jackson is the author of the acclaimed book, "Where Value Hides: A New Way to Uncover Profitable Growth for Your Business," and has published dozens of business articles, including articles in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and Journal of Business Strategy. He will continue to be based in L.E.K.’s Chicago office.

L.E.K. also announced today that Peter McKelvey will succeed Mr. Jackson as President of L.E.K. North America and will lead the firm’s U.S. Regional Management Committee, joining John Goddard and Simon Barrett, who hold equivalent roles in Europe and Asia respectively, and complete the leadership of L.E.K.’s three major geographic regions.

“I am delighted to announce these global management appointments at a time when L.E.K. is demonstrating strong growth across its global operations,” said Mr. Evans. “As we approach our 30th anniversary, we remain focused on helping clients to address their most complex commercial challenges through superior, analysis-led strategic advice. Stuart, Peter, John and Simon have all proven themselves as exceptional strategic advisers and will provide excellent leadership as we deliver our ambitious plans for growth.”

Mr. McKelvey has been with L.E.K. for more than 20 years, working primarily with private equity and life sciences clients. He also led L.E.K.’s Boston office for nine years, and will remain based in Boston. Mr. Goddard is based in London, has been an L.E.K. Partner since 1995, and advises European-based organizations across consumer, industrial and service sectors. He also has considerable experience advising private equity funds. Mr. Barrett has been with L.E.K. for more than 20 years, with extensive experience advising clients in Australia, Asia and Europe. He also heads the firm’s Asia-Pacific Surface Transport & Logistics practice and is based in Sydney.

“I am honored to assume a global leadership role at L.E.K.,” said Mr. Jackson. “I look forward to working with our global partnership to continue to help our clients achieve exceptional results in their businesses, and to provide the most rewarding career opportunities for our staff around the world.”

L.E.K. has also announced the appointment of four new Partners, all of whom were promoted from within the firm.

Mr. Jackson noted, “Our appointment of four new Partners from within the firm illustrates our commitment to recognizing individuals who are delivering strategic value to our clients while also playing an active role in positioning L.E.K. for continued success.”

The new Partners are:
Michael Connerty – Chicago
Ray Fujii – Tokyo
Joe Johnson – New York
Eric Navales – Boston

Partner biographies are available at

About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and analytical rigor to help clients solve their most critical business problems. Founded 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs more than 1,000 professionals in 21 offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. L.E.K. advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries – including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. L.E.K. helps business leaders consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. For more information, go to

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Global Management Consulting Firm Also Names New President of North America and Four New Partners