Alpha announces the appointment of Kevin O’Shaughnessy as Head of Digital UK

Alpha has further strengthened its growing Digital Practice with the appointment of Kevin O’Shaughnessy as Director and Head of Digital UK. Kevin was previously a Partner at PA Consulting where he led the Financial Services Digital business and broader Digital Transformation proposition for the group.

Alpha already plays a central role in helping clients adapt to digital trends and has seen demand for digital consulting services grow significantly across its clients globally. This has led to the expansion of the practice and recruitment of further senior expertise.

Kevin joins Alpha with a mix of consulting and industry experience. He has held executive and senior leadership digital roles at Standard Life, GE Capital and Prudential, which gives him first-hand experience of leading digital transformation in financial services organisations. In addition to his time at PA Consulting, Kevin previously held a senior role at the digital consultancy Insight Business Development, which advised both financial services and utility firms.

In his new role, Kevin will further strengthen Alpha’s digital capabilities to deliver a highly-focused offering that will help clients to define and deliver effective digital strategies. This will bring together a mix of data capability, technology and fintech solutions, as well as agile design and delivery.

Commenting on this new hire, UK CEO Stuart McNulty said: 

“Our clients are increasingly concerned with embedding digital at the heart of their businesses. I am delighted to welcome Kevin to the team – he is a great hire for Alpha, bringing fantastic experience in our sector and adjacent verticals, and a strong client network. Alpha’s work across all aspects of the investment value chain are increasingly delivered with a ‘digital-first’ mindset and this hire reflects our commitment to continue to be a market-leader in this space.”

Kevin O’Shaughnessy, Head of Digital UK, said:

“We have seen digital and data developments disrupt and re-shape the banking and insurance markets and now it is the turn of the Asset & Wealth management sector. I am excited to join Alpha at this critical time, to build on their excellent reputation in the sector and help clients develop pragmatic ways to capitalise on the significant benefits that digital has to offer”