London: Dave Smith has joined PA Consulting Group this month as Group Head of Technology. He joins from technology consultancy, Roke Manor Research, where he was Managing Director for over five and a half years.
In his previous role at Roke, Smith was responsible for 450 employees, a turnover of £50M and developing a reputation for world-class research and development in both the defence and commercial sectors. During his time as MD, Roke awards for innovation, including the Queen's Award in 2011, and grew rapidly.
At Roke, Smith pioneered expertise in cellular technology, wireless medical scanners and defence communications. His previous experience includes managing research in academia and the development of military communication solutions for the Ministry of Defence.
Alan Middleton, Chief Executive of PA Consulting Group said: "I am very pleased to have Dave Smith on board with us here at PA. (Smith) is well networked in the market and brings with him a wealth of experience and insight. His appointment will further strengthen PA's lead in the technology sector both within the public and private sector."