Sian Barlow

Director

Sian is the EMEA and global lead for delivery, a specialist capability within Oliver Wyman Digital. After 18 years of managing key client relationships and projects at various agencies, she joined Oliver Wyman in 2018. Sian is focused on building quality and effectiveness into how Oliver Wyman delivers digital projects.

The success of a project is down to many things, but people often forget the importance of team relationships and transparency. You can have all the frameworks in the world to deliver within, but it’s the people that make it work. Ensuring that both the team and the client are well connected through an open and trusting relationship is key. It’s hard, but worth the investment of time and candor upfront to ensure you bring the team with you.

Delivering large digital projects successfully is hard. Defining the right approach takes thought. Sian works with the team to ensure that how we deliver projects is effective across all different types of projects and scenarios. Drawing on her vast experience of working with multiple stakeholders and managing teams, she brings together the right brains within the business to define the right response to a project need.

She is also a firm believer that a considered and collaborative approach is essential for growing her team's skills within Oliver Wyman.

Outside of work, Sian is studying for a diploma in nutrition and enjoys running to clear her head and process the day. 

I’m up for a challenge. If something looks hard then it’s usually worth doing, so I try to remind myself of that in work and in life.