Summary: Dr. Richard Lauder
Bain & Company,
School of Physics and Astronomy
- Lasers and Fibre Optics
"It's now 15 years since I finished my PhD in laser physics at Southampton
and I never thought I would have followed the career path I have. I am
now a consultant at Bain & Company, based in Sydney, Australia.
I work in a team-based environment, spending 3 - 6 months at a time on
single client cases. Our clients are typically the largest Australian and
multinational companies and we help the leaders of these companies
solve their toughest problems. This may involve refreshing the corporate
strategy, assisting with a post-merger integration, redesigning an
organisation structure or operating model or developing a new marketing
strategy. Every new case is different and we work in a number of different
industry sectors including financial services, telecoms, retail and mining.
At a personal level I will spend the day along with my Bain colleagues
working with clients in their offices, sourcing the data we need, analysing
this data and developing hypotheses for what the solution may be.