London based Brickendon Consulting has named Richard Burrell as its non-executive chairman. Burrell has more than twenty years of management experience and currently serves as Managing Partner of Mathieson Capital and Chief Executive Officer of energy company Aggregated Micro Power.
Founded in 2010, Brickendon Consulting is a management and technology consultancy that focuses on clients in the financial services industry. The consultancy specialises in developing strategies and translating roadmaps and plans into execution and organisational change, supported by a suite of technology services and solutions. Service offerings span areas such as Foreign Exchange (including eFX), Equities, Fixed Income and Commodities, Market Risk, Credit Risk, Regulatory Trade Reporting & Risk, Client Tax, Data Management, Cyber Security, Operations, Finance and Technology Services.
Over the past years the firm has grown rapidly – in 2016 alone approximately 25 new consultants have joined Brickendon’s team, taking its employee base to around 80 in the UK*. Going forward, the firm’s partner team has set ambitious targets: the recently unveiled strategy aims at significantly growing the firm’s footprint in the UK and internationally. To support realisation of the plans, Brickendon Consulting has brought the expertise of Mathieson Capital on board, a private investment partnership established in 2010 with offices in Chester and London. Under the consultancy agreement, Mathieson Capital will provide strategic and corporate finance advisory services to the consulting firm, and, as part of the deal, Mathieson Capital Managing Partner Richard Burrell has joined Brickendon as a its non-executive chairman.
Burrell started his career in investment banking, working for UBS and ING, is his latest roles as Managing Director, and subsequently founded Medical Property Investment Fund, today known as Assura Group, which under his leadership has grown into one of UK’s leading listed providers of primary care buildings and services. In 2010, after he led the disposal of a 75% interest in Assura Medical to the Healthcare business of Virgin, Burrell stepped out of his Chief Executive Officer role at the firm and formed Mathieson Capital. In 2012 Burrell was appointed Chief Executive Officer of energy company Aggregated Micro Power, a role which he still holds.
Commenting on the appointment of Burrell, Christopher Burke, founder and Managing Director of Brickendon, says he is “delighted”, adding: “Richard brings a wealth of experience within financial markets and we are very excited to add him to our non-executive team.” Looking ahead, Burke says that Brickendon, which last year relocated from the City to Canary Wharf, is seeking to capitalise on growth opportunities by sharpening the focus of its offerings around five main areas of strategy, risk, regulatory, data and testing.
Besides his Non-Executive role at Brickendon Consulting, Burrell also serves as a non-executive director at FirstCare since December 2010, after Mathieson Capital participated in a funding round organised by the provider of absence management solutions.
* Brickendon Consulting also has satellite hubs in Hong Kong and in the US (just launched).