AlixPartners grows UK aerospace and defence practice with appointment of top industry expert, Diane Shaw

26 March 2024

NEW YORK (March 26, 2024) - AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced that it is expanding its UK aerospace and defence (A&D) practice, with the appointment of prominent aerospace and defence expert, Diane Shaw, as a Partner & Managing Director in its London office.

Diane joins AlixPartners from Strategy&, the strategy consulting practice within PwC, where she led the UK aerospace and defence business and the EMEA aerospace and defence advisory business. She specialises in transformation work at the intersection of industry and the military, bringing with her extensive expertise in operational turnarounds, cost reduction and delivery acceleration, as well as in supply chain management. Diane also has a wealth of experience in large-scale public and private sector operational transformation programmes.

Prior to her time at Strategy&, Diane spent over six years at Booz & Co, where she specialised in defence acquisitions, transformation, outsourcing, and innovative contracting. This was preceded by her work at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), which saw her looking after MoD businesses that included the MetOffice.

“Diane brings substantial transformation expertise to our thriving UK practice, further strengthening AlixPartners' position as a trusted advisor to aerospace and defence companies both in the UK and across the EMEA region,” said Eric Bernardini, Global Head of the AlixPartners A&D practice. "Diane’s deep industry knowledge, coupled with her proven ability to drive change and deliver results, makes her an invaluable addition to our team. Our clients will benefit significantly from this enhanced suite of expertise as they continue to navigate the challenging macro environment”.

About AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. Our clients include companies, corporate boards, law firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others. Founded in 1981, AlixPartners is headquartered in New York and has offices in more than 20 cities around the world. For more information, visit


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