PA Consulting Group names Jo Scarlett Chief Marketing Officer

22 July 2016

Jo Scarlett has joined PA Consulting Group as Chief Marketing Officer. Scarlett, who transfers from BT, will lead PA’s global marketing team and support the firm in its growth ambitions.

At BT, Jo Scarlett was Chief Digital and Marketing Officer of the Global Services division, leading an integrated marketing and communications function to support BT’s business in more than 180 countries around the world. She was also responsible for setting the roadmap for Global Services’ sales and marketing transformation, led the team which implemented technology investments Salesforce and Oracle Marketing Cloud, and launched BT’s ‘Digital CIO’ initiative.

Earlier in her career, Scarlett was part of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector team at Ernst & Young and before that at Cap Gemini and Gemini Consulting (today Capgemini Consulting).

Jo Scarlett - CMO at PA Consulting

In her new role at PA Consulting Group, with over 2,600 employees one of the globe’s larger management and technology consulting groups, Scarlett will head the firm’s marketing operations and work with PA’s partner to further bolster the brand. “We are delighted to welcome Jo to PA. We were all impressed by her energy, experience and thoughts on how to support our growth ambitions. Jo’s wealth of experience will help us build awareness of PA’s reputation for delivering innovative work for clients”, comments Alan Middleton, Chief Executive Officer of PA Consulting Group.

Commenting on her new challenge, Scarlett says “This is an exciting time to be joining a company that strives to make the difference for clients and communities. PA has produced impressive results for many years and I am looking forward to working with the team to support PA’s growth and expansion.”

Earlier this year PA Consulting Group added Magnus Krusberg to its team in Stockholm, Sweden.

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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.