David Whittaker joins HKA as Partner, Chief Information Officer

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services, welcomes David Whittaker as Partner, Chief Information Officer.

David is a highly experienced technology and infrastructure professional with over 20 years of experience. He has worked for a variety of private and private equity-backed firms throughout his career. His most recent role as Head of Infrastructure and Data Security at Inspired Education saw him oversee over 85 schools on multiple continents with a market value of over £5bn.

“We are delighted to welcome David to HKA. His impressive track record in technology and infrastructure will be an essential addition to our business as we work to deliver technology solutions that will benefit both our clients and our colleagues.”

Atul Patel, Partner, Chief Financial Officer

Prior to his position at Inspired Education, he was Head of Technology at Blinx Technology, a privately owned IT solutions start-up. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of business technology and IT leadership in the multi-national organisation, which boasted a revenue of over £1bn.

Before Blinx, David was ICT Director of Infrastructure at Element Materials Technology, a private equity owned materials and product testing company. He was responsible for all aspects ICT infrastructure, which comprised of over 200 globally located laboratories with an annual revenue of more than £3bn.

“I am excited to be joining HKA at such a pivotal point in its growth journey. I am impressed by the progress they have made since their inception 2017, and I am confident I can help drive another important evolution in its technology and infrastructure capabilities.

“Working with multi-national, complex and sensitive IT infrastructure has been central to my career, and I know my skills and experience will help bring the necessary transformations to drive the business even further forward.”

David, Partner, Chief Information Officer

Throughout his diverse career, David has managed and delivered many essential technology and infrastructure projects that have helped expand businesses’ capabilities, reduced cost and improved efficiency.

In his role as Chief Information Officer at HKA, David will be responsible for all aspects of IT at the firm.

About HKA

Headquartered in the UK, HKA is a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services.

HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. Our advice is impartial, incisive and authoritative.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers. HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defence, buildings, energy and natural resources, environment and climate change, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, marine and shipping, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, real estate and tourism, sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecomms and transportation infrastructure.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 experts, consultants and advisors across 45+ offices in 17 countries with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

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