PA Consulting Group is a consultancy that specialises in strategy, technology and innovation. Founded to support the UK’s war efforts in 1943 by Ernest E. Butten, Tom H. Kirkham and Dr David Seymour, who had codified a human-centred approach to boosting productivity, PA grew to become the world’s largest management consultancy by headcount in 1970.
Today, PA employs more than 3,200 people globally. It is has also acquired seven specialist consultancies and innovation firms since December 2017 - Nyras, a UK-based international aviation consultancy; Sparkler, a London-based digital insight and strategy consultancy; Boston, Massachusetts-based Essential Design, an innovation strategy and product design business; London-based We Are Friday, a digital service design and engineering agency; 4iNNo, an innovation company based in Cincinnati, Ohio;, Astro Studios, a brand strategy and product design agency based in San Francisco California, and Cooper Perkins, a technology development and engineering company with offices in Boston and San Francisco.
PA has clients in both the private and public sector, ranging from start-ups to national governments. Specifically, PA specialises in seven industries: consumer and manufacturing; defence and security; energy and utilities; financial services; public services; healthcare and life sciences; and transport. It operates in these industries from offices across the UK, US, Nordics and the Netherlands. It is also a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's CE100, a collection of global organisations driving towards a Circular Economy, the United Nations Global Compact, a non-binding UN pact that encourages businesses to adopt sustainable practices, and the WePROTECT Global Alliance, a network of governments and companies aiming to tackle online child exploitation and abuse. PA has also produced the first two Global Threat Assessments for WePROTECT.
Highest paying job titles at Public Consulting Group include Chief Data Officer (CDO), IT Project Manager, and Cyber Security Consultant