EY promotes Richard Suhr to Global Digital Leader of Advisory unit

10 May 2016 Consultancy.uk

EY has promoted digital expert Richard Suhr to the new role of Global Digital Leader of EY’s Advisory business unit. In the role, Suhr is responsible for the integration of digital strategy across all service lines, industries and regions in a bid to cement EY’s position.

Richard Suhr joined EY at the start of 2015. He joined the firm as a Partner and worked as the APAC Digital Lead. In the role, Suhr has been responsible for meeting the expectations of the firm’s clients as they plan and execute their digital strategy, by offering advice for strategy, planning, conversion and support across the customer lifecycle. Previously, between 2012 and 2014, Suhr was a Director at Google’s Enterprise Geospatial Division across the JAPAC region. In the role, Suhr was responsible for both the market strategy for the region, as well as day-to-day management and execution. Suhr established Google’s Enterprise Division in 2007, managed the establishment of the division in eight countries and led the operations. Earlier roles include Government and FSI Lead at BearingPoint in New Zealand, Senior Manager in the Government practice of Accenture (between 1997 and 2006) and IT Professional at Lion Nathan, where he started his career in 1995.

Suhr holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Classical Studies from Victoria University of Wellington. He is a Board Member for GeoOp and Cricket Wellington, as well as being a member of KEA World Class NZ Network.

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EY has announced that Suhr has been promoted to Global Digital Leader of EY Advisory – a service area which accounts for $7.3 billion of EY's $28.7 billion total fee income, and for years now has been EY's fastest growing operation.

The role is a new one, and makes Suhr responsible for the integration of digital strategy across all service lines, industries and regions in a bid to cement EY’s position, through accelerating growth and fortification, as a leading digital consulting firm. In his new role, Surh will provide leadership to the firm’s regional digital leaders in the Americas, APAC, and EMEIA, as well as to EY’s global Financial Services team.

Norman Lonergan, who leads EY Advisory, says: “Richard brings dynamic and pioneering leadership to our full-capability, global digital practice. As well as helping us to blaze new trails in digital, he is supporting EY’s innovative and entrepreneurial position in the consulting market.”

Suhr, EY’s Global Digital Leader for Advisory, comments: “A digital strategy is not only about technology; it’s about understanding the impact that web, mobile, social, big data, cloud and the Internet of Things [IoT] have on all parts of a business. At EY, digital permeates everything we do, and is a foundation of our ‘digital ecosystem’ approach, where we help clients solve their most complex business problems. No single organisation can maintain digital capability and expertise across all the new digital platforms. As a result, we also introduce clients to digital partners – through our alliances and acquisitions – to help accelerate growth by providing agility and scale.”

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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.