EY appoints Dennis Layton as Global Deputy Leader of People Advisory Services

London, 23 March 2017

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EY announces the appointment of Dennis Layton as EY Global Deputy Leader of People Advisory Services (PAS), effective 1 April 2017. Based in London, Layton will be responsible for driving the success of the EY PAS strategy that contributes to Vision 2020 and its objective to make EY the leading global professional services organization by 2020.

Layton joins EY from McKinsey & Company, where he was the leader of the organization’s practice in the UK and Ireland and a leader of the EMEA Performance Transformation practice. In these roles, Layton helped industry-leading technology, financial services, defense and health care companies and portfolios achieve improvements in their financial performance and organizational health. He also developed the firm’s cybersecurity assessment model.

Layton also led McKinsey's Global Diversity Practice, convened the organization’s quarterly Chief HR Officer roundtable events and directed widely published research, including Management in Healthcare: Why good practice really matters and Diversity Matters. His latest research looked at the next generation of performance management approaches and assessed the culture and risk of leading financial institutions.

Chris Price, EY Global Leader of People Advisory Services, says:

“Dennis can help drive our continued focus on growing our core offerings and approach to services while continuing to provide exceptional client service. His deep knowledge of the chief human resources officer community and people services market, coupled with his proven strengths in consulting, sales management and leading high-performing teams, positions him well to move EY PAS forward.”

Layton says: “Becoming a global leader of EY People Advisory Services is an incredible opportunity. I’m looking forward to building upon the approaches to people and performance transformation that I’ve been focused on throughout my career and helping an even broader set of clients.”

Prior to McKinsey & Company, Layton served as the World Wide Executive for IBM’s Product Lifecycle Management OnDemand offering and as part of the multidisciplinary team that led the turnaround strategy for IBM’s outsourcing business. He served in the U.S. Navy and at the Executive Office of the President at the White House, where he worked with the negotiating team that created the foundation for the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Layton holds a degree in Sociology from Georgetown University.

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About EY’s People Advisory Services

As the world continues to be impacted by globalization, demographics, technology, innovation and regulation, organizations are under pressure to adapt quickly and build agile people cultures that respond to these disruptive forces. EY People Advisory Services (PAS) believes a better working world is helping our clients harness their people agenda — the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things.

We work globally and collaborate to bring you professional teams to address complex issues relating to organization transformation, end-to-end employee life cycles, effective talent deployment and mobility, gaining value from evolving and virtual workforces, and the changing role of HR in support of business strategy. Our EY professionals ask better questions and work with clients to create holistic, innovative answers that deliver quality results.

For more information, visit ey.com/pas.