London (Oct. 25, 2021) — L.E.K. Consulting announced today that it has elected Ben Faircloth as its new Head of Europe, succeeding partner Clay Heskett in the role. Ben will assume this new position on the 3rd November 2021.

Ben is based in London and has been a partner at L.E.K. since 2009. He is also a member of L.E.K.’s European Regional Management Committee and Global Co-Head of the firm’s Healthcare practice. Ben’s focus has been on healthcare, including contract pharma services, clinical healthcare services and medical devices. He has more than 18 years of consulting experience across Europe, encompassing a variety of disciplines including strategic planning, market entry strategies, and transaction due diligence on both the sell and buy sides.

“On behalf of L.E.K.’s partners, I am delighted to announce the election of Ben Faircloth as our new Regional Head in Europe,” said Clay Heskett, Global Managing Partner (elect)*of L.E.K. Consulting. “Ben has made a huge contribution to the firm in his leadership roles in Healthcare and has earned the trust of his clients and Partners. I have every confidence that Ben will lead the region to strong growth while continuing to make L.E.K. a fantastic home for top talent.”

“I am really honoured to represent our Partnership in this role and look forward to connecting with our outstanding team across Europe as we continue to support our clients’ growth agendas. Having worked with Clay for more than a decade in client work, I am also excited to continue our collaboration in firm leadership,” said Ben.

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*Clay Heskett will formerly step into the Global Managing Partner role on 3 November 2021.