Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that Paula Sussex has been promoted to Head of Atos Consulting in the UK, with immediate effect. Paula will become a member of the UK executive board reporting to Keith Wilman, CEO for Atos Origin in the UK. She will also play a key role in implementing the strategy for Atos Consulting globally.
Paula will continue to realise the division's value across Atos Origin's entire IT and services client base, both in delivery and in supporting sales of complex, major or transformational programmes. In line with the Company's global strategy, she will also focus on continuing to improve the business performance and on increasing penetration in sectors and solutions where Atos Consulting leads the market in both the public and private sectors. She will work with the Atos Consulting global management team to further grow the business internationally and to ensure delivery to clients world-wide. Commenting on the appointment, Keith Wilman, Atos Origin's UK CEO, said: "I am delighted that Atos Consulting starts 2008 under the leadership of a colleague with a proven track record in both consulting and outsourcing. Paula brings a combination of client focus, a determination to deliver, and excellent people skills to Atos Consulting. Her appointment is testament not only to the results she has achieved to date, but also to the confidence of the people she has worked with ? a talent that will serve her well in her new role of moving the business forward." Paula has worked in most areas of Atos Origin and one of its predecessor firms, KPMG Consulting: in the strategy practice of KPMG Consulting, in its telecommunications and technology business, in the public sector consulting practice, and as Account Director for some of Atos Origin's IT service clients, such as the UK Passport Agency. Her most recent role was as Account Director for the Ministry of Justice. In addition to her leadership and delivery skills, she has amply proved her ability to sell to both the company's public and private sector clients in the UK, Europe and SE Asia and in the developing economies. Prior to her joining KPMG, Paula trained as a management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand, having first qualified as a barrister. She also holds a Sloan Masters Degree from London Business School. In her spare time, she is a trustee of Crisis, the charity for single homeless people. "Both on its own and when it teams up with our systems integration and managed operations businesses, Atos Consulting delivers exceptional value to its clients," commented Paula. "There is simply no other services company to compare with our breadth and depth of expertise and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead such a strong team of management consultants and to take this value out to market." About Atos Origin Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. About Atos Consulting Atos Consulting, the global consulting practice of Atos Origin, is a leading provider of business, process and technology consulting services. With more than 2,500 staff globally, it focuses on delivering proven, pragmatic solutions to the telecom, manufacturing, financial services and public sectors.