Baringa promotes five new Partners to join leadership team

17 May 2016 Consultancy.uk

Management consulting firm Baringa Partners has promoted five Directors to the role of Partner. Anya Davis, Ryan Thomson and Andy Singleton have been named a Partner in the Energy & Resources team, while Vanessa Clark and Julius Attwood bolster the leadership of the Customer & Digital and Insurance practices, respectively.

Anya Davis joined Baringa Partners back in 2006, when it was known as the Structure Group, returning in 2009 after a short period spent in corporate banking with the Europe Arab Bank. She has over a decade of energy retail experience and has helped established players transform their organisations and new entrants build fully functioning businesses in the UK market. Davis has extensive experience across the delivery lifecycle, from setting the change agenda, through to system and business change delivery. At Baringa, she plays a leading role in the firm’s Smart Utilities offerings.

Ryan Thomson has been active in the consulting industry since 2001, when he started his career at Accenture. He joined Baringa in 2008 to help grow the firm’s strategic and commercial focus in the downstream energy markets. Over the past years Thomson has worked across the energy value chain from developing asset operating models for generation portfolios, through defining midstream trading interfaces, building commercial models for distributed generation and battery storage assets all the way through to developing market entry and customer strategies for retail suppliers and large end users. He also leads Baringa’s intern and training programmes.

After staring his career in 2002 as the energy and commodity trading market with US giant ExxonMobil, Andy Singleton joined Baringa in October 2004. At the consultancy, Singleton specialises in Programme Management and delivery of major trading transformation projects – he is one of the firm’s lead specialists for Trading and Risk Management solution selection and delivery and has a deep understanding of the trading markets, the technical solutions and the front to back business models implemented within them. He serves a wide range of clients, from investment banks to oil & gas majors and commodity trading organisations. Going forward, Singleton has been tasked with further developing Baringa’s trading offering.

Five new partners for Baringa

Vanessa Clark has been promoted as Partner for the Customer and Digital practice, after three and a half years at Baringa. She joined the management consultancy late 2012 from EY, previously she held a business change role at Thames Water. Clark specialises in designing and delivering programmes to reduce costs whilst driving customer service improvement, with a focus on engagements in the utilities sector.

Finally, Julius Attwood, a financial services expert,
 has taken on the role of Partner in Baringa’s Insurance business unit. Attwood has in recent years worked on a number of complex projects, including IT deliveries and major regulation changes. He started his career in banking, with Norwich Union and Virgin Money, delivering projects across credit and mortgage products, and then moved to Insurance. Attwood worked for five years at Aviva, mainly as a programme manager, and latterly as head of the Aviva’s Group Centre Solvency II unit, a team which comprised circa 150 staff.

Commenting on the five Partner appointments, Adrian Bettridge, Managing Partner at Baringa, says the promoted advisors can all build on an “outstanding” client service track record, and adds: “At Baringa, our people are our strongest asset and I am thrilled that we’ve been able to promote five talented colleagues into the Partnership. We are delighted to see the development and progression of our colleagues.”

Baringa has over 400 professionals in the UK and Germany, among which 46 Partners. The London based consultancy was earlier this month named one of UK’s top 100 employers.

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.