David Price joins PA Consulting as partner in energy practice

22 March 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Seasoned IT executive David Price has joined PA Consulting, a global innovation and transformation consulting firm, as a partner in its energy and utilities practice. He will be based in Houston, Texas.

Price will work with PA’s energy and utilities sector clients to capitalize on new opportunities in distributed energy resources and electrification.

Price has 30 years of experience in IT consulting and utilities, with a recent focus on data-driven work in strategic risk analysis and major investment business case development. He has worked with utilities across North America, Europe, and Asia to enhance corporate value, expand market penetration, and build strong operations.

Price has extensive experience in enterprise data governance, management and analytics, work and asset management, field operations systems, energy market operations, and smart grids.

He joins PA from Black & Veatch, an engineering and consulting firm, where he spent the last five years and latterly served as chief technology officer.

David Price joins PA Consulting as partner in energy practice

Before that, he spent two years as managing partner of the energy and utilities practice at IT consultancy CSC (now DXC Technology). Prior to CSC, Price co-founded and served as president of Pinnacle ECS, a consultancy specializing in IT solutions for smart grids.

From 1994 to 2007, Price worked at IT consultancy Logica (now CGI), where he latterly served as chief technology officer. Earlier in his career, he was an executive director at UK water utility Severn Trent and an officer in the British Army.

“We welcome David to the firm. He is an expert in helping organizations see the implications and create successful solution and platform strategies in response to major market changes,” Aris Karcanias, global head of PA Consulting’s energy and utilities practice, said. “He will bring this skillset to our clients as they embark on their digital transformation journeys.”

PA Consulting's energy and utilities team works with clients to drive innovation and realize emerging opportunities, advising on decarbonization projects, transportation electrification, customer experience, and grid resiliency and reliability. The firm also develops innovative solutions, including iPredict, an AI system for predicting failures in electricity distribution assets.

“Implementing the next generation of intelligent industry solutions will take a huge amount of creativity and perseverance,” Price said. “PA has a clear purpose and talented people with a supporting culture that makes it the ideal place to help our clients accomplish these dramatic transformations in the coming years.”

Headquartered in London, PA has 3,200 employees across offices in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East.