By Max Clarke

PA Consulting Group is delighted to announce that Phil Morris has joined its shared services and outsourcing practice.

Phil is a leading figure in outsourcing and is a regular speaker at industry events. His appointment will further strengthen PA’s position as one of the leading shared services and outsourcing consultancies.

Phil brings with him a wealth of experience. He was most recently Managing Director of Equaterra Europe and Asia, the American company that purchased Morgan Chambers in 2007. Prior to that, Phil was CEO of Morgan Chambers, the largest specialist sourcing advisory company in Europe. As a founder member of Morgan Chambers he was a key part of growing the company from five people at inception, to over 100 people in eight countries. He has worked for clients in 26 countries across the globe, and across different sectors including: consumer goods, banking, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and telecoms. Clients include BP, UCB Pharma, Rolls Royce, and Novartis.

Working extensively in IT and business process outsourcing transactions, Phil has helped organisations improve their businesses and exceed their goals and ambitions. As part of PA, he will continue this work and help organisations utilise sourcing to improve performance, as well as reposition extant business relationships to provide the flexibility required in today’s economic environment.

Jonathan Cooper-Bagnall, head of the shared service and outsourcing practice at PA, said: “I am delighted that Phil is joining PA. He brings a wealth of experience and insight which will further strengthen our capability, and he will help us to continue our work in leading the market’s thinking on shared services and outsourcing.

“We have seen an increase in sourcing related work and as a result, are growing our team by over 50 per cent. We are hiring industry leaders such as Phil Morris and Shaun Dunphy, who joins us from Alsbridge where he was Senior Manager of the HR Shared Services and Outsourcing Practice.”

Phil commented: “The outsourcing market is constantly maturing and organisations are looking for help to harness the benefit sourcing/outsourcing and shared services can bring, not just at the point of transaction or change but for the realisation of long-term benefit. PA is known for its excellent work in sourcing and I am looking forward to joining such a client focused team. The dedication to ‘doing the right thing’ for the benefit of clients, coupled with the creativity and innovation that the company can deploy, means truly innovative but totally practical solutions for service and cost improvement.”