Emily Davis, David Chalmers and Natasha Santha new partners at L.E.K.

16 January 2020 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting has appointed three new partners in Australia, lifting its total partner team in the country to sixteen.

Melbourne-based David Chalmers has been with the global consulting firm for six years now, having previously worked seven years at General Motors, where he held operational positions across manufacturing and engineering. Before that, Chalmers worked as a consultant at Noel Arnold & Associates, which has since following a number of acquisitions been rebranded as Greencap.

At L.E.K. Consulting, Chalmers is a member of the firm’s Organisation & Performance practice. He supports clients on a range of strategic and business topics, including corporate and organisational strategy, transaction support, cost reductions, business model development, operating model design and performance improvement.

Emily Davis, David Chalmers and Natasha Santha partner at L.E.K.

Natasha Santha joined L.E.K. Consulting in 2007, following two year stints at an energy company, an IT service provider and Big Four firm EY, where she started her career as a consultant in the Risk Services practice. Santha focuses on clients in the transport and infrastructure segments, with particular expertise in public transport operations, heavy asset procurement, major project investment evaluation, bid support and airport ground access.

Santha also has significant experience in the energy sector under belt, working with energy and utilities companies on topics spanning generation, renewables, distribution and transmission, energy retail and regulation. Based in Melbourne, she is a member of L.E.K. Consulting’s New Mobility, Transport and Infrastructure practices.

Emily Davis has been with the management consultancy her entire career, and has now been promoted to partner in Sydney. She has nearly fifteen years of consulting experience in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, with her recent work focused primarily on the consumer, tourism, aviation and airports sectors.

Her project experience includes working with a number of tourism marketing agencies and tourism operators on their corporate strategies, and with airports on performance improvement. Davis is a member of the Consumer practice.

Partner promotions

The promotions in Australia are part of a global intake of 19 new partners globally. Other new partners in the Asia Pacific region are Charles Dirrig and Eric Wang (China), Yuta Inokuchi (Japan), and Chinmay Jhaveri and Sudeep Laad (India).

Stuart Jackson, the firm’s Global Managing Partner: “We are pleased to recognise these individuals for their superb work helping L.E.K. deliver strong results and value to our clients across the range of businesses and sectors we serve worldwide.”

Last year, L.E.K. Consulting made six high-profile appointments in Australia across its Sydney and Melbourne offices.