Patrick Vance joins Capgemini Consulting in London from KPMG

05 July 2016

The UK arm of Capgemini Consulting has hired Patrick Vance as a Vice President in the firm’s Financial Services team. Vance, who joins from rival KPMG, will focus on risk and regulation.

Patrick Vance has over 20 years of experience working in the financial sector. He joins from KPMG, where he most recently served as a Director in the Big Four’s Risk Consulting service line. At KPMG, Vance specialised in financial sector regulation and worked with retail banking and insurance clients, running large scale and complex projects to address legacy issues and to develop strategies to address future compliance challenges. Earlier roles include the role of COO of KPMG’s Financial Risk Management business. He joined the firm in 2006.

Prior to KPMG, Vance worked for the Personal Investment Authority and at Barclays Wealth, latterly as COO of the Global Compliance Function for Barclays Wealth and for Barclays UK Banking, and Barclays Retail.

Vance holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Durham.

Patrick Vance - Capgemini Consulting

In his new role at Capgemini Consulting, the global management consulting arm of French IT giant Capgemini, Vance will work with Capgemini Consulting’s banking, insurance and capital markets clients to help them understand their regulatory and compliance obligations, manage and monitor their adherence to these obligations, and remediate issues as they arise. He will report into Kevin Simmons, who joined the firm in 2007 from Atos Consulting, and currently serves as Vice President and UK COO of Financial Services.

Commenting on the addition to the Financial Services practice, Simmons says “We’re delighted that Patrick has chosen to join our Financial Services Market team at Capgemini Consulting. He has a proven track record of helping clients to navigate today’s complex regulatory landscape and his expertise will strengthen our developing capability in this key market area.”

Earlier this year Capgemini Consulting UK added two Vice Presidents to its Utilities practice: Alain Bollack and Mike Wilks. In Germany, outside the UK one of Capgemini Consulting’s largest markets, the consultancy in April added Rainer Mehl and Kai-Michael Schaper to its senior ranks.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

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.