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Naomi Hudson

Partner, London
Brings deep experience helping consumer packaged good companies, retailers, and other companies capture the full benefit of cost reduction and major transformation programmes

About Naomi

Naomi is focused on driving complex, large-scale cost-reduction programmes for blue chip clients across a range of sectors. She has a particular love of consumer goods and retail, infrastructure and transport, and industrial products. Naomi has more than 20 years of consulting experience and more than five years of experience leading cost-reduction programmes on the client side.

Naomi joined McKinsey from Accenture where she worked in its large, complex cost reduction consulting programmes— including zero-based budgeting programmes—across the products sector base. She led the Strategic Cost Reduction practice in Accenture Strategy UKI and is a recognized thought leader and speaker. She led the Products Strategy Consulting practice from 2016-2018, which encompassed consumer, retail, pharmaceuticals, and travel, and she was the UKI inclusion and diversity lead.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • leading a €3 billion global ZBB cost-reduction programme for a global consumer goods company by targeting sales and marketing costs, supply, and general and administrative costs
  • leading the middle- and back-office operating model review for a hospitality company, including assessing the case for outsourcing
  • driving the concept of "efficient growth" within Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific at a major drinks company

Naomi enjoys working with clients, including FTSE boards and C-suite level executives, to help them improve their effectiveness and efficiency in a way that embraces the real human and cultural challenges associated with transformations.

As a qualified accountant, her original heritage is the “Big Four,” including leading cost reduction programmes with PwC and EY.

Outside of work, Naomi is on the Audit Committee of Loughborough University, where she obtained her BS in accounting and financial management.

PAST EXPERIENCE

Accenture
Strategic-cost reduction lead
Products sector consulting lead

EY
Management consultant

BAA
Cost reduction and outsourcing

PwC
Management consultant

Education

Loughborough University
BS, accounting and finance