Edinburgh: Gavin Neilson, former Change Director at Standard Life, has re-joined PA Consulting Group to spearhead the development of its financial services business in Scotland.
PA says Neilson has over 20 years' experience of business transformation and IT and has led complex change and IT projects. He has worked across multiple sectors with a particular focus in insurance, long-term savings and investments and retail and wholesale banking.
At Standard Life Neilson was responsible for the transformation of the firm's project capability, in parallel with shaping and delivering the firm's investment portfolio involving a team of 1000 IT and change professionals. Before this he spent three years at Lloyds Banking Group in a number of roles including Banking Operations Integration Director, Business Transformation Director for Scottish Widows and MD Scottish Widows International. Neilson has also spent 15 years in consultancy including ten years at PA.
David Troman, Head of PA's Financial Services Practice says: "We believe there is a great opportunity to leverage our capability and experience to benefit Scottish financial services companies and we're delighted that Gavin (Neilson) has decided to re-join PA to lead our continuing development in Scotland."
Neilson says: "PA is an organisation of high integrity and it has some very talented people. I'm looking forward to working with my PA colleagues to help clients shape and deliver innovative solutions and take advantage of the opportunities ahead of them."