Stephen Turner leads Australian arm of Cylad Consulting

12 December 2019 3 min. read
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Eight months after launching its office in Australia, Cylad Consulting has grown its team to five consultants. Hired to lead the office’s next phase is growth is Australian native Stephen Turner.

To hit the ground running down under, the founder of Cylad Consulting Paul Archer took the helm of the newly established Australian office. Archer founded the management consulting firm in 2007 together with fellow Frenchman Sébastien Chaussoy, and since the duo have led the firm’s growth into a 100-strong consultancy with offices in Paris, Toulouse, Hamburg and Baar-Zug in Europe, Montreal in the Americas and Melbourne in Asia. 

Domestically, Cylad Consulting has won a few engagements, including a large project in the defence sector. “And we aim quickly develop our positioning in new markets,” said Archer, a former consultant at A.T. Kearney and Capgemini Invent.

With the fundament now in place, Archer has handed over office responsibilities to Stephen Turner, who has been appointed a partner – Cylad’s thirteenth globally. Turner brings over two decades of experience to the consultancy, including nine years in the consulting industry. 

Stephen Turner leads Australian arm of Cylad Consulting

Prior to joining, Turner was a Director at Deloitte in its Value Creation & Turnaround practice, helping private and public sector clients with cost reduction, restructuring, post-deal implementation and large growth-oriented business transformation. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company in its Turnaround unit, where he led implementation workstreams with a focus on the mining, oil & gas and fast moving consumer goods sectors. He also worked a few years for Renoir Consulting, a Switzerland-headquartered operational consultancy. 

“We are delighted with Stephen’s arrival which will enable us to reinforce and develop our presence in Australia and Asia-Pacific,” said Archer.

Commenting on his new challenge, Turner, who holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide, said: “I'm excited to join the entrepreneurial team at Cylad Consulting. We have a great team here in Australia and I’m keen to expand the footprint.” The firm aims at growing its team to 10 consultants by the end of next year’s first quarter. 

Globally, Cylad Consulting specialises in six sectors: aerospace and defence, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, energy, electronics and transportation. 

Elsewhere, Cylad Consulting this month hired Peter Odenwälder from McKinsey in its Germany office.