EY promotes Pamela Spence to Global Life Sciences Industry Leader

08 August 2016 Consultancy.uk

EY has promoted Pamela Spence to the role of Global Life Sciences Industry Leader. Based in London, Spence is tasked with further expanding the firm’s footprint in the sector – which houses many of the firm’s largest clients globally.

Pamela Spence has been with EY since joining the firm from PwC in 1998. She has held various role of increasing seniority at the firm in the intervening years, including Global Client Service Partner in Pharmaceuticals, which she current continues to hold; Director Business Development, between 2003 and 2007; and Assistant Director Transaction Services, from 2998 until 2003. Earlier, she worked for PwC as a Manager in the firm’s Assurance, Advisory and Transactions practice; was an ICAEW Trainee BDO Stoy Hayward, from 1991 until 1994; and was a Scientist at the Project Management Office R&D Operations at ICI Australia, where she started in 1990.

Spence holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham and attended Kellogg School of Management and INSEAD where she studied Business Strategy.

Pamela Spence - EY

Spence takes on the role of Global Life Sciences Industry Leader within EY’s Global Life Sciences sector practice. In her new role, Spence takes responsibility for the strategic direction of the practice, which contains some of the firm’s largest multinational clients. Spence takes over from Glen Giovannetti, who has been appointed to the role of Research and Insights Leader within EY Knowledge. Spence will be based in London.

Spence says, “This is an exciting time for the life sciences industry. Around the world, companies in the sector are looking to transform and innovate their strategies as they adapt to various health care reforms and the evolving industry landscape. New solutions will be required to meet the global challenges of sustainability of health care systems, ageing populations, chronic disease and increasing cost pressures. I look forward to working with our team of dedicated professionals to help our clients respond to these and other challenges.”



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.