London and Sydney — March 30, 2015 —  L.E.K. Consulting announced today that it has elected Jonathan Sparey as the new head of L.E.K.’s Europe region and John Thomas as the head of L.E.K.’s Asia-Pacific region. Sparey and Thomas succeed Partners John Goddard and Simon Barrett, respectively, as Europe and Asia-Pacific region heads. Peter McKelvey, the current head of the Americas region, will continue in this role, completing the leadership of L.E.K.’s three major geographic regions.

“On behalf of L.E.K.’s partners, I am delighted to announce the appointments of Jonathan Sparey and John Thomas to their region head roles,” said Stuart Jackson, global managing partner. “Both Jonathan and John have played vital roles in the growth of L.E.K. over the past two decades, and will continue to lead our firm’s growth as we strive to deliver high impact results for our clients.”

Sparey is based in London and has been a partner with L.E.K. since 1996. Under his leadership, Europe’s Healthcare Services practice has grown exponentially and L.E.K. is now the advisor of choice for the sector’s most complex strategic challenges and high profile transactions. In addition to healthcare, Jonathan also has deep experience in the financial services sector.

Thomas has led the growth of L.E.K. into the world’s preeminent strategic advisor to the aviation industry. Having advised global airlines (including many in Asia) for more than 20 years, he has spent considerable time in the Asia-Pacific region. He is an Australian who joined L.E.K.’s Sydney office in 1990 and has been based in the firm’s Boston office since 1995. 

Goddard and Barrett have been exceptional leaders with the firm for several decades, and will lead the firm’s Surface Transport & Logistics practice in their respective regions while also continuing to advise clients across a variety of sectors and act as senior leaders in the firm.

“John Goddard and Simon Barrett have done a fantastic job developing our regional capabilities in Europe and Asia over the last three years,” said Jackson.  “I know they are both looking forward to rededicating themselves to their first love, which is helping clients achieve exceptional results.”

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