LOC Consulting appoints Tim Kempster as Director

05 December 2014 Consultancy.uk

Management consulting firm LOC Consulting has appointed Tim Kempster as Director. Kempster, who has extensive experience in the Healthcare industry, will take on the role of Project Director for the 100,000 Genome Project* as his first assignment at the consulting firm.

LOC Consulting is an in 2005 established UK based management consulting firm that is specialised in the delivery of business change and IT programmes and projects. Tim Kempster joins the firm as Director and has, as first assignment, been named Project Lead for Genomics England’s 100,000 Genome Project. In this role, he will be responsible for the commercial strategy of the project and will plan and coordinate all programme activity in order to deliver targets by 2017.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Osborne, Managing Director at LOC Consulting, says: “It’s fantastic to have someone of Tim’s breadth of experience join our senior team. He has built a vast network of contacts and knowledge of the UK health system, with previous senior roles in NHS Business Services Authority, the Department of Health, and UK specialist hospitals. Due to his work in both the private and public sectors, Tim will be able to implement a scalable delivery capability for this project to ensure it achieves its scientific and commercial aims.”

Tim Kempster, LOC Consulting

Tim Kempster joins LOC Consulting with extensive experience working across the public and private sectors, most recently at NHS Property Services, where he worked for over a year as the Director of Strategy. Prior to this, he fulfilled several senior roles for the UK Department of Health between 2009 and 2013, and between 2003 and 2006. In addition to his extensive experience in the public sector, Kempster has fulfilled several roles as Project Manager and Programme Director, including at NHS BSA and CPA Global, and as (Senior) Consultant, among others at EC Harris. He started his career as a CAD Manager at AMEC Design & Management, a position he held for seven years. Kempster holds a Master’s degree in Energy in the Built Environment from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor degree in Multidisciplinary Design from the North Staffordshire Polytechnic.

* The 100,000 Genome Project is a programme that is part of Genomics England, a company owned by the Department of Health. The programme is set up to map 100,000 whole human genomes in order to enable new scientific discovery and medical insight to get better diagnoses and better medicine for NHS patients across the country.


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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.