Wright Joins Parthenon as a Senior Advisor

David Wright has joined the Parthenon Group as a senior advisor for Australia and New Zealand. Wright is the former Vice-President of Macquarie University.


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Parthenon Group, a leading advisory firm focused on strategy consulting, continues to expand its global reach and strategic capabilities with the addition of former Vice-President of Macquarie University, David Wright. Wright joins the Parthenon team as senior advisor for Australia and New Zealand, bringing his comprehensive experience and knowledge of the region to Parthenon’s global Education Practice.

Wright’s addition represents Parthenon’s continued commitment to a global presence and growth in the Australasia region. Wright will be responsible for supporting The Parthenon Group’s current and future clients in the region as well as adding his capability and experience to the Parthenon team’s existing thought leadership.
“Our Education Practice has been a major component of our firm’s work over the past decade,” said The Parthenon Group Chairman and Managing Partner, Bill Achtmeyer. “We’re thrilled to have David’s skills as a strategist, and his knowledge of the region. His corporate leadership experience and ability to manage change is a unique skillset that will help our clients achieve success through major transitions.”
“I am delighted to join Parthenon. As a recognized leader in higher education they have built a formidable team,” said Wright. “I hope to contribute to that team and support the industry at this critical time of change, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.”
At Macquarie, Wright served on the Executive Board of the University and was responsible for strategy, international operations and marketing. During Wright’s time at Macquarie the University undertook substantial change in its operations, improving revenues and reducing costs while enhancing its reputation as one of Australia’s most successful universities. Having served as CEO for several businesses in the telecommunications, software and professional service industries, Wright brings extensive executive experience to the Parthenon team.
About The Parthenon Group
The Parthenon Group is a leading advisory firm focused on strategy consulting, with offices in Boston, London, Mumbai, San Francisco, and Shanghai. Since its inception in 1991, the firm has embraced a unique approach to strategic advisory services built on long-term client relationships, a willingness to share risk, an entrepreneurial spirit, and customized insights. This unique approach has established the firm as the strategic advisor of choice for CEOs and business leaders of Global 1000 corporations, high-potential growth companies, private equity firms, educational institutions, and healthcare organizations.
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