Moorhouse appoints Stuart Clarke head of Consumer Goods and Retail

09 August 2016

Moorhouse has appointed Stuart Clarke, formerly at A.T. Kearney, as Client Director and head of the firm’s Consumer Goods and Retail practice. Clarke brings over 17 years of industry and consulting experience to the London-based firm.

Prior to joining Moorhouse, Stuart Clarke worked at A.T. Kearney as a Principal in its Strategic Operations Practice for six years; Clarke specialised in Supply Chain Management with a focus on the consumer goods industry. Previously, from 2000 until 2010, Clarke worked at Accenture, latterly as a Senior Manager and as its UK & Ireland Supply Chain Strategy & Planning Lead. Earlier roles include Manufacturing & Supply Chain Manager at Unilever, from 1998 until 2000; and at Procter & Gamble, where he started his career through a Product Development Summer Internship in 1996.

Clarke holds a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Stuart Clarke - Moorhouse Consulting

Clarke joins Moorhouse as a Client Director, heading up the firm’s Consumer Goods and Retail Practice. He brings more than 15 years of consulting experience and two years of business experience to the role. Propositions he has gained experience in include business case development, supply chain strategy, operating model design, implementation planning, post-merger integration and project execution. Clarke is tasked with supporting the firm’s clients in the areas of M&A, Digital & technology, Programme & Project Management, Change Management and New Product Development.

Stephen Vinall, Partner at Moorhouse says, “With his deep, supply chain and consumer goods sector experience, Stuart will be instrumental in bringing valuable expertise to existing Moorhouse clients and further support the growth trajectory of our consumer goods sector.”

Stuart Clarke says that he is “looking forward” to helping Moorhouse’s consumer goods clients succeed and to contributing to the firm’s growth ambition in the sector. Commenting on his motivation to join Moorhouse, he says "The culture within Moorhouse was my primary reason for joining and I have continued to be impressed by everyone I have met across the business."

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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.