Stuart Appelbe leaves PwC to join Accuracy, based in London

04 May 2016 Consultancy.uk

Advisory firm Accuracy has expanded its partner team in the UK with Stuart Appelbe, who joins from PwC. Based in London, Appelbe has been tasked with further growing the firm’s Project Advisory and Disputes practice.

With over 300 consultants across offices in ten countries, Accuracy is one of the Europe’s larger consultancies. The Paris headquartered firm provides clients with a range of management consultancy and financial advisory services, including M&A and transaction support, corporate finance, forensics, restructuring and dispute resolution.

Launched in 2010, Accuracy’s London office – at the time firm’s sixth international operation* – has grown strongly over the past five years, with headcount currently at around 20 partners and consultants. To accommodate for the growing portfolio, the consultancy recently moved its London office to larger premises located in the Bevis Marks building in the City.

As part of its expansion path, Accuracy has added Stuart Appelbe, a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience, to its UK based leadership team. Appelbe joins from PwC, where he worked as UK Head of Construction Disputes. Prior to serving the Big Four firm, Appelbe worked with a major management contractor in the UK, leading the Project Management of Infrastructure works for clients, including London Underground and the Ministry of Defence. 

Appelbe’s professional focus lies on engagements in the construction sector, with particular emphasis on the transport infrastructure segment, including road, rail, ports and airports, building, power as well as oil and gas downstream facilities. Clients he has advised throughout his career include industrial groups, law firms, company owners, investors, debt providers and insurers.

At Accuracy, Appelbe has been named a Partner in the firm’s Project Advisory and Disputes (PAD) team, a role sees him lead an international team on expert witness testifying appointments and advisory/dispute engagements. He will in addition provide clients with strategic and project management support, including reviews of the governance of capital programmes, project audits and the implementation of project management and control processes. Commenting on his new role, Appelbe says he is “very pleased” to be joining Accuracy, adding: “I look forward to helping Accuracy develop the PAD offering, broadening its worldwide project advisory capability and further increasing its global expert witness capacity”.

Frédéric Duponchel, Managing Partner of Accuracy, says: “Over the years, we have built a leading position in the market providing clear and data-led reasoning. Stuart’s extensive experience further reinforces the firm’s ability to provide figures for decisions to clients active in the investment or development of large capital project.” 

Leadership team
Appelbe becomes Accuracy’s seventh partner in the UK. Other partners are Hervé de Trogoff (former Navigant), Lebanese origin Roula Harfouche (a former FTI Consulting and EY advisor), Anthony Theau (previously served Accenture), Sumit Khosla (also works for Accuracy in India), Erik van Duijvenvoorde (holds a dual role in Paris and London) and Heiko Ziehms (a former KPMG advisor).

* An overview of Accuracy’s office openings: Paris (2004), Madrid (2006), Amsterdam (2007), Milan (2008), Frankfurt (2009), Brussels (2010), London (2010), Munich (2011), Montreal (2011), New Delhi (2012) and Singapore (2016).

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