Deloitte scoops regulations expert Andrew Bulley from FCA and BoE

14 June 2016 Consultancy.uk

Deloitte UK has appointed former FCA and Bank of England alumnus Andrew Bulley as Partner to its EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy. The appointment allows Deloitte to tap Bulley’s inside knowledge of regulatory conditions within the UK and globally, as well as his wide network of international contacts in the field.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Andrew Bulley worked as a Director of Life Insurance Supervision at the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) for more than three years. His more recent responsibility saw him implement the PRA’s Solvency II regulation on the life insurance industry. Concurrently, Bulley worked for the Financial Services Authority (FCA), as the Head of Major Insurance Groups, where he started in 2010. Previously, between 2007 and 2011, Bulley was Head of Wholesale Insurance and Head of Retail Life and General Insurance at the FCA.

Bulley studied History at St John's College, Cambridge University, and Financial Economics and Macro and Micro Economics at the University of London and the London School of Economics.

 Andrew Bulley - Deloitte

Bulley takes on the role of Partner at Deloitte, he will be working in the firm’s EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy. Bulley brings considerable knowledge of regulatory frameworks from his past government roles, providing the firm with an extensive network of contacts within the regulatory environment. Bulley remains, until his resignation, a voting member of the board of supervisors of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).

Julian Leake, head of Deloitte’s Financial Services Risk Advisory practice, states: “Andrew’s extensive experience in insurance supervision, most recently in the life market, and his role on the Board of EIOPA make him a very significant addition to our risk and regulatory advisory practice.”

Commenting on his new role, Bulley says: “Now is a time of far-reaching change for the global insurance industry. This is a tremendous opportunity for me to build on the Centre’s success to date and to work with colleagues in the UK, EMEA and internationally to make it a leading force in the area of insurance regulation.”

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Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

24 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Jen Speirs is set to take over from Alan Kelly as the Executive Creative Director of Accenture Interactive-owned agency Rothco. Speirs arrives as Kelly takes up the role of Chief Creative Officer at the firm.

Rothco is a full-service creative agency based in Dublin. Founded in 1995, the firm contains more than 150 strategic, creative, technology, design, project management and production professionals located in Ireland’s capital city. The agency strategically plans, designs and produces powerful communications campaigns across Europe for numerous iconic brands, including Tesco, Heineken and Lyons. Internationally recognised for its prowess in the sector, Rothco notably found success at the Cannes Lions awards in both 2015 and 2016.

Such success inevitably drew the eye of Accenture during its extended spending spree to strengthen its digital design and advertising offerings, housed under the Accenture Interactive moniker. A year after purchasing Rothco, Accenture Interactive has since continued this push into the advertising space, acquiring New York and London-based agency Droga5 earlier this month, and adding illustrious clients such as HBO, Amazon and The New York Times to its roster of clients. Despite its purchase, Rothco has also been undergoing its own period of change, however.

With the news that long-term incumbent Alan Kelly had won a promotion from his position as Executive Creative Director (ECD), the agency commenced a hunt for his replacement. Kelly joined Rothco nine years ago as a Copywriter, and has now worked his way up to the role of Chief Creative Officer. Assuming that office, he will pass on his previous role to Jen Speirs, who exits BMF Australia, relocating half way around the world to fill the vacancy.

Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

Speirs was appointed BMF’s Deputy Executive Creative Director in March 2018, having joined BMF as a creative director in 2016 from her previous role at Foxtel, where she was a Freelance Creative Director. Following her arrival at BMF, she worked across brands such as McDonald’s, Carefree, Arnott’s, Berlei, TAL, Bonds, BWS, UN Women and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, while her work has picked up awards at NY Festivals, Clio, AWARD, Cannes, Effies, Media Federation, Caples, and Spikes Asia. Speirs also worked at DDB Sydney as Creative Director for six years, with clients such as Telstra, Lipton and Johnson & Johnson.

Commenting on her new challenge, Speirs said, "When I look at a lot of Rothco's work, like JFK Unsilenced, the #takenotice breast cancer campaign on the Molly Malone Statue, Sleeping Flags – it all has that perfect combination of creativity, innovation and craft… So the opportunity to go and be a part of that, and work with the awesome people I’ve met so far, was far too good to say no to. I can’t wait to get over there and get stuck in.”

Remarking on Speirs’ arrival, Kelly added, "I am chuffed we have poached someone as incredibly talented as Jen Speirs. I think it’s a testament to the work we are doing in Rothco that we are attracting world-class talent like Jen to these shores. Jen is a super addition to the team as she is both gifted and decent, two qualities we always look for when we hire. I also may have told her that Dublin's weather is pretty much the same as Sydney's – hopefully, she hasn't fact-checked this yet."

Related: Accenture's push into the creative sector is an identity crisis.