Rachel Hugo, Partner, Aerospace & Defence, KPMG UK

Rachel Hugo

Partner, Aerospace & Defence

KPMG in the UK

Rachel has more than 25 years’ experience working with major corporates in Aerospace, Defence, Telecoms, Media, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Technology.

Rachel’s clients include leading Aerospace, Defence, Communication and Technology companies.

Rachel’s work spans Corporate & Business unit Strategy and Operational Excellence including Innovation, Strategic Growth Options, Digital and Operational Transformation with Advanced Analytics and Technology. Additionally Rachel has provided strategic advice to industry for large scale acquisition, support and transformational programmes in Aerospace, Defence and wider government, combining customer, market, commercial and financial insight.

Rachel leads teams of consultants covering all aspects of advisory focused on delivering bottom line results and creating shareholder value. Rachel is also the sponsoring partner for KPMG’s industry wide inclusion and diversity forum; Women in Aerospace, Defence and Technology.

Prior to joining KPMG, Rachel was a founding director of a leading strategy, financial/commercial and transformation advisory working with Global Aerospace and Technology companies. Rachel also worked internationally as a management consultant in a global technology company for Telecommunications and Media, led sales and marketing for new products for a global consumer goods brand in Southern & Eastern Europe, Middle East, India and Africa and led turnarounds in industrial manufacturing and media companies.

Areas of expertise
Business strategy Divestiture due diligence Economic and commercial Enterprise Finance operations and governance Financial Management IT Management Mega trends National Markets Transactions
Education and qualifications
  • MBA, IMD, Switzerland

  • BSC (Hons) University of Nottingham, UK

Areas of expertise
  • Aerospace & Defence

  • Strategy

  • Technology, Digital and Innovation

  • Transformative Profit Improvement

  • Government and Private Sector

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