Deloitte partner Ian Tyler joins Treasury unit of Alvarez & Marsal

04 July 2016

Alvarez & Marsal has picked up UK treasury advisory specialist Ian Tyler, who joins the firm from Deloitte. In his new London-based role as Managing Director within the firm’s Financial Industry Advisory Services, Tyler will be tasked with spearheading the firm’s Treasury Advisory practice in Europe.

Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), Ian Tyler worked at Deloitte as a Partner and the lead its Financial Institutions Treasury Advisory for the firm’s Banking & Capital Markets business. Previously he worked at Tesco Bank as its Group Treasurer from 2008 to 2011. Earlier, starting in 1994, he worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland, in his last role as Group Head of Capital, with previous roles including Head of Non-Trading Market Risk Management, Senior Manager of Group Treasury, Senior Manager of Group ALM and Treasury Liaison Manager. He started his career at Barclays, where he held various roles including Senior Treasury Manager and Senior Project Manager.

Tyler holds a Master of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Ian Tyler - Alvarez &  Marsal

The new appointment sees Tyler join A&M’s Financial Industry Advisory Services team as Managing Director. In his new role, his extensive career within treasury related projects will be drawn on for his new task as the spearhead of the firm’s Treasury Advisory practice in Europe, which will include strengthening the firm’s capabilities in prudential risk, treasury and Asset/Liability Management (ALM) matters. He will be based in London.

Peter Briggs, Global Practice Leader of A&M’s Financial Industry Advisory Services, says, “Ian’s arrival adds a valuable new dimension to our practice. Financial institutions today are exposed to a constantly evolving landscape of financial risks and regulation. Ian’s deep understanding of how to identify and manage these risks, as well as his in-depth knowledge of financial markets, will allow A&M to lead the way in providing effective treasury management for financial institutions across Europe.”

Tyler adds, “Whilst the pace of regulatory change is starting to abate, treasurers can’t yet relax as there are still a number of areas that will attract increasing regulatory focus in the coming months. These include decisions on Minimum Requirement for own funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) requirements, assessment of Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book (IRRBB) capability, and quality of recovery planning.”

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Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

24 April 2019

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.