Guidehouse Hires David Walters to Drive Defense & Security Consulting Growth in the UK

Consulting executive brings global expertise and insights to solve the UK's most important defense and security issues

WASHINGTON — November 13, 2023 — Guidehouse, a leading global provider of consulting, digital, and managed services to public sector and commercial clients, announced that David Walters has joined the firm to drive its Defense & Security growth in the United Kingdom (UK).

A consulting leader with over 30 years of experience working with government and private sector defense and national security clients, both in the UK and internationally, Walters advises clients on cost-based and enterprise transformations and critical project and program delivery. He works with clients to accelerate outcomes, increase quality, and drive bottom line improvements in operations and capital spend. He is a trusted partner to internal and external stakeholders and has been recognized in the Management Consultancy Association (MCA) awards across a range of categories, including innovation, change management, and commercial excellence.

"I look forward to David's leadership and collaboration across our global firm to bring the best of Guidehouse to help our UK government clients accelerate their defense and security missions and outcomes," said John Saad, Partner and Defense & Security Segment Leader at Guidehouse. "His knowledge and strategic insights are invaluable additions to Guidehouse's capabilities to drive impact for our UK clients."

Guidehouse is one of the few prime suppliers on 7 of the 9 lots of the UK government's Management Consulting Framework Three (MCF3), providing access to consultancy services across strategy and policy, complex transformation, finance, HR, procurement and supply chain, infrastructure and transport, and environmental sustainability and socio-econo0mic development. Guidehouse's Defense & Security segment supports mission-critical projects for diplomatic, intelligence, law enforcement, and defense agencies. It leverages prove, sustainable methodologies in mission optimization, technology modernization, and financial management.

A Great Place to Work® certified company globally, Guidehouse is widely recognized for its people, culture, support, flexibility and leadership. Since it was established in 2018, Guidehouse has seen five-fold growth to over $3 billion and expansion into commercial markets, digital and managed services, and more than 17,000 employees in 55 locations around the world.


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Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private and sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 17,000 professionals in over 55 locations globally. Guidehouse is led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit


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