L.E.K. Consulting promotes Henry Craig to partner in Melbourne

10 January 2024 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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M&A and growth strategy expert Henry Craig has been promoted to partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s Melbourne office – one of eleven promotions worldwide.

Global strategy advisory L.E.K. Consulting has added Henry Craig to its team of partners in Australia. Based out of Melbourne, Craig works primarily in the area of mergers & acquisitions and organisational transformation.

While L.E.K. Consulting has a strong presence across the Asia Pacific, the remainder of the partnership promotions were made in Europe and the United States, bar Aakansha Sethi in the firm’s India office.

L.E.K. Consulting promotes Henry Craig to partner in Melbourne

A so-called ‘boomerang’, Craig has been with L.E.K. Consulting for roughly five and a half years over two stints, first joining the strategy firm in London in 2017 before taking two years out as an M&A adviser at a private equity firm. Previously, he spent two and a half years at management consultancy Strategic Project Partners in Melbourne, before which he started out in the field of mechanical engineering with Tetra Tech firm NDY.

Rejoining L.E.K. Consulting as a manager on his return to Australia in 2020, Craig now becomes a member of the firm’s partnership in Melbourne alongside an eight-strong team including office head Tim McGrath, last year’s admission Manoj Sridhar, and national M&A leader Stuart Westmore.

Established three decades ago, L.E.K. Consulting’s Melbourne office works in close co-operation with its Sydney branch, the home-base of Australia managing partner Stephanie Newey.

In Melbourne, Craig serves national business clients and investors on deep strategic issues such as M&A and carve-outs, organisational transformation, and optimisation and growth strategy, with particular expertise in the private equity, industrials, new mobility, and energy & environment sectors. He holds a double-degree in commerce and mechanical engineering from the University of Melbourne.

Meanwhile, L.E.K.’s Asia Pacific region – recently taken over by Stephen Sunderland in Singapore – has welcomed education expert Aakansha Sethi to its partnership ranks. Joining the firm from EY-Parthenon in 2018, Sethi advises governments and social impact clients across India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa on strategy, development and policy design matters from her base in New Delhi.

“We are pleased to announce the newest partner appointments at L.E.K. Consulting,” said global managing partner Clay Heskett. “These individuals have consistently produced exceptional results for our clients around the world. We congratulate them on this accomplishment and look forward to their continued impact and contributions to both our clients and our firm.”