London – Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has launched a People and Organisation Change service line in Europe to help corporates organise and lead change with their staff during times of disruption. Peter Blausten has been appointed as Managing Director to lead the new European offer, which will work with senior business leaders throughout Europe to deliver sustainable change, from targeted performance improvement to enterprise-wide transformation projects.
The launch forms part of the expansion of A&M’s performance improvement proposition to companies in need of pragmatic solutions, at speed. Across Europe, multiple business sectors face structural challenges, from digital disruption and the rise of e-commerce to the struggle for growth in mature markets. As businesses seek to address these issues, there is increasing demand for advice and support around change leadership and identifying and sustaining performance improvement.
A&M’s expanded offer also reflects tighter regulatory requirements in relation to audit conflicts, that are giving rise to major corporates increasingly turning to non-audit based consulting firms for high quality, senior-led performance improvement and turnaround support.
Mr. Blausten brings more than 30 years of experience in human resource and organisation change management. As the Group HR Director of a FTSE 30 international plc, he supported a company-wide organisation review with the CEO, and the implementation of a new operating model and leadership framework. His sector experience in both HR management and consulting roles includes consumer, aviation, manufacturing & engineering, financial services, infrastructure, aerospace & defence, healthcare, scientific services, and real estate.
Roger Bayly, Managing Director and Co-Head of A&M’s Corporate Performance Improvement practice in Europe, said: “People and leadership issues are becoming increasingly important elements in delivering effective performance improvement programmes. Peter’s extensive experience in leading high profile, complex and challenging assignments, with both corporates and private equity, will be invaluable to our clients. Our team of experienced practitioners will work alongside A&M’s wider corporate performance improvement group and Human Capital and Organizational Change service line to analyse, plan and deliver results at pace.”
About Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to make change and achieve results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.
With over 3000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities, A&M leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.