London-based management consultancy Baringa Partners has appointed Neil Maidment as a partner. Maidment, who transfers from EY, joins Baringa’s Technology Transformation practice.
Neil Maidment has over 20 years of experience with large scale business transformations, from target business model and technology architecture definition to programme and project delivery. He started his career with Marks & Spencer, where he served for six years, in his last role as a Project Manager. In 1996 Maidment moved into the consulting industry and joined PwC, where he spent 10 years as a management and IT consultant, including four years with IBM*. In 2006 Maidment left his Associate Partner role with IBM to join EY, where he spent the past 8 years as a Director in the Big Four’s Power & Utilities service line.
At EY, Maidment led the development of the company’s Architecture practice and was part of the IT leadership team that built EY’s IT Advisory business. His industry focus was on Power & Utilities, and in particular the delivery of asset intensive programmes in the sub sectors of Water, Distribution and Renewables.
Maidment recently decided to embark on a new challenge, and decided to join Baringa Partners, a London-based consulting firm with a main focus on three sectors: Energy & Utilities, Financial Services and since recently Telecoms & Media**. At Baringa, Maidment has been tasked with leading the further expansion of its technology practice, managing large scale transformations of organisations and growing the practice’s capacity and capability to serve its clients.
“Recruiting a Partner with Neil’s extensive experience shows our ambition and commitment to investing in the right people. As a forward-looking consultancy, we are working at the cutting edge of modern technology and Neil’s passion for developing new and innovative approaches to large scale transformations will help cement this. I am thrilled that Neil is joining us and I look forward to working with him as part of our leadership team,” comments Adrian Bettridge, Managing Partner at Baringa.
Maidment says it is a “pleasure to join such a strong team, adding “Baringa’s Technology Transformation practice has a superb reputation for its deep sector knowledge. Baringa is rightly proud of its great culture and I am looking forward to continuing the fantastic work of the team and helping to grow the Technology Transformation practice.”
* In 2002 IBM bought PwC Consulting for $3.5 billion, and integrated the consultancy practice and its roughly 30,000 advisors within its Business Consulting Services (BCS) business unit.
** In January this year Baringa unveiled its plans to enter the Telecoms and Media space, and hired former Deloitte partner Guy Dent to lead the expansion drive.