Baringa has hired a new Partner and promoted another internally, as it continues to build its client offering and expand across the UK. Katharine Williams joins the firm from EY, and takes on the role of Partner in the firm's Insurance practice. Richard Jones, who has been with the firm since 2006, has been promoted to Partner in its Energy and Utilities practice.
Prior to joining Baringa Partners, Katharine Williams worked at EY as a Director of Insurance Operations for five years. She previously held leadership roles at UK GI (Interim COO for UK & Western Europe) and Lloyds (Director of Development), before that she served as Programme Manager at Aviva.
Between 2000 and 2011 Williams worked at Accenture, rising to the role of Senior Manager and taking on a large number of transformation focused secondments at companies across the UK, including at AXA, Prudential Assurance and RSA. She started her career at Pearl Assurance as a Business Analyst in 1998.
Williams, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organisational Behaviour & HRM from Lancaster University, brings more than 18 years of experience to her new role as Partner in Baringa’s Insurance practice. She is tasked with leveraging her extensive experience in consulting and the financial services industry to further develop Baringa’s Life and Pensions practice.
Richard Jones joined Baringa Partners in 2006, following three years at Accenture where he started his career in 2002. At Baringa he climbed the ranks, becoming a Senior Manager in 2010, and a Director in 2014. Following his early career interest in technology and process change programmes, Jones today works predominantly for the firm’s clients in the energy and utilities sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Bath.
Jones is specialised in supporting clients define and deliver the transformation programmes required to meet their strategic, operational and regulatory challenges. His promotion sees him become a Partner in the firm’s Energy and Utilities arm.
Adrian Bettridge, Baringa’s Managing Partner, says, “I’m delighted to be able to announce Richard’s promotion to Partner. It’s always great to see our colleagues developing and progressing through the business and sustaining Baringa’s culture and values. These individuals bring a wealth of experience to the business that will help us deepen our industry expertise and broaden our client offerings.”
Earlier this month Baringa, which is based in London and has further offices in New York, Düsseldorf and Abu Dhabi, added two other partners to its leadership team: Mansi Patel and Orla Keady.