Tamara Stacey partner in US Talent business of Mercer

19 November 2014 Consultancy.uk

Global HR consulting firm Mercer has named Tamara Stacey as a Partner in its Talent business. Based in Dallas, Stacey will specialise in leading brand strategy, internal communications and change management efforts for Mercer’s clients globally. The former Accenture and Aon Hewitt advisor will report to Rhonda Newman, Leader of Mercer’s Talent business Communication practice.

Tamara Stacey has more than 15 years of communication experience in both consulting and corporate roles. Most recently, she was Senior Director of Global Associate Communications at Walmart, where she worked to facilitate change and bring consistent messaging, brand communications and best practices to 2.4 million associates across every division and country. Prior to her tenure at Walmart, he worked for Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt) and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). In addition to her professional experience, she currently serves on the board of Krisstina.com, an organisation that invests in helping women achieve financial freedom.

Tamara Stacey - Rhonda Newman

“We are pleased to welcome Tamara to Mercer,” says Rhonda Newman. “Tamara’s aptitude for ensuring that organisations sustain both high business performance and people engagement will make her a key contributor to our practice. She will be a knowledgeable resource for our clients, anticipating their people needs and achieving significant results through innovation, clear analysis, implementation and measurement.”

Mercer is with more than 20,000 employees in 42 countries one of the largest HR consulting firms of the globe, and belongs to Marsh & McLennan Companies, the holding that also owns insurance broker Marsh, risk and reinsurance intermediary provider Guy Carpenter and management consultancy Oliver Wyman. Recently the firm appointed Tony Wood as Head of its Mercer Marsh Employee Health and Benefits business in the UK and Dorie Ramey as partner in its Atlanta office.


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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.