London - October 15, 2009 - The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) published the Gray Report, an independent review into the way the MoD buys equipment for Britain’s armed forces. The report was commissioned from Bernard Gray by the previous Secretary of State for Defense, John Hutton, with a remit to assess what steps the department was making to reform its procurement process and to suggest further recommendations for how it can be improved.

Bernard Gray asked L.E.K. to provide the analytical capabilities to support his efforts. The resulting 296 page report contained 47 recommendations, most of which were accepted by the government.

Lord Drayson, Minster for Strategic Defense Acquisition Reform, praised Mr. Gray and L.E.K. for a ‘thorough [and] comprehensive review’ adding “… I truly believe that the Gray report has got to the heart of this problem in a way that no other review has done, and I am committed to ensuring that Bernard Gray’s recommendations are now implemented.”

In his acknowledgements, Mr. Gray praised L.E.K. for its commitment “… L.E.K. Consulting have gone above and beyond the call of professional duty in the effort they have put into this project. Their work was of the first quality.”

Iain Evans, Chairman of L.E.K. Consulting, commented: “The Gray Report has been widely acclaimed as a radical, comprehensive and outstanding piece of work. I am delighted that L.E.K. was able to contribute its analytical expertise to such an important project. We will continue to offer our support to Bernard and the MoD as they continue to address this complex issue.”



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