Onno Bloemers leads Benelux Insurance practice of Delta Capita

30 May 2016 Consultancy.uk

The Benelux practice of Delta Capita has strengthened its partner team with Onno Bloemers. He joins the firm from Van Ameyde, where he was a Managing Consultant, responsible for, among others, the development of innovative business and IT concepts. In his new role, Bloemers is responsible for the firm’s Benelux insurance consulting practice. 

Delta Capita is an independent boutique consultancy that specialises in providing business and technology consulting services to the financial services sector. The professional services firm has four focus areas; it provides management consultancy (Advisory); offers solutions for businesses (Solutions); provides execution capacity for the realisation of strategic and tactical transitions (Delivery); and provisions business process out-/offshoring solutions for knowledge-intensive processes (Managed Services).

In 2012 Delta Capita expanded from its London, UK base – the consultancy was founded in 2010 by three founding partners* – to the Benelux region, and since then the firm’s Dutch office has built up a growing track record with organisations in the banking sector. In addition to offices in London and Amsterdam, Delta Capita also has a hub in Singapore, one of Asia’ main financial capitals.

Onno Bloemers - Delta Capita

Building on its success in the Benelux banking market, as well as its growth ambition to mirror its UK footprint and portfolio, Delta Capita Benelux has set the ambition to expand its services into the insurance market. To realise this goal, the business advisory has brought Onno Bloemers on board, an experienced management consultant with over 20 years of experience in consulting and insurance. "With the addition of Onno we expand our field of expertise into the insurance industry, and we expect our footprint as a leading consulting firm to thereby further increase within the financial sector," says Tom Kastelein, Managing Partner of Delta Capita.

Bloemers studied Economics at the University of Groningen. After his military service he worked for several consulting firms including Accenture and Atos Consulting. Over the past two years he worked at insurer Van Ameyde, where, in the role of Managing Consultant, he served clients by providing them with strategic and operational advice. Additionally Bloemers co-authored a series of white papers, in which he argues that innovation and business model change is central to insurers. He is an expert in issues relating to strategy, innovation, new operating models and customer engagement. 

“The insurance industry is preparing itself for dramatic changes. At the same time the playing field hasn’t become any less competitive – both regulators and clients have been constantly ramping up demands. At Delta Capita we want to work with distinctive propositions to increase our clients’ ability to change, through innovative concepts as well as through focused improvement on existing processes and IT,” says Bloemers.

*The founders of Delta Capita are Joe Channer, Bimal Umeria and Petri Arola.

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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.