Janice Lee joins L.E.K.'s Australian government practice

20 November 2019 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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L.E.K. Consulting has hired Janice Lee to its Australian team, appointing her as Head of Government.

Lee brings around fifteen years of experience in policy development across a range of government sectors, including central government, transport, infrastructure, health, energy and education. She joins from accounting and consulting firm EY, where she was a Director in the firm's Economics, Policy and Regulation practice within the Advisory division.

During her eight years at the Big Four firm, she worked with local, state and federal governments on the development of strategies in transport, health, land use and energy, and has led innovative policy studies on heavy vehicle pricing, infrastructure contributions and the future of mobility. Lee also worked with government policy-makers on smart city strategies.

Prior to working for EY, Lee served as a policy adviser to the NSW and Australian Federal Governments, advising on trade and investment, infrastructure and fiscal policy. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Arts from the University of New South Wales.

Commenting on her appointment, Nick Holder, a Sydney-based partner and Head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Asia-Pacific region, said: “Janice’s background in advising governments and organisations on policy and regulatory topics, plus her background in the public sector, make her a great addition to the firm.”

The new Government leader will focus on supporting public sector clients of L.E.K. Consulting in Australia, in the role working closely with Simon Barrett, the leader of the firm’s domestic Travel & Transport practice.

Lee is the firm’s fourth senior appointment in Australia this year, following the hiring of Joseph Sponholz (partner), Ian Watt (partner) and Aakash Gandhi (principal). The quartet of hires are all based in Sydney, L.E.K. Consulting also has an Australian office in Melbourne.

Globally, the London-headquartered strategic and management consulting firm has 19 offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia.