Ramboll appoints Mathew Riley as Managing Director for UK

22 September 2016 Consultancy.uk

Ramboll has appointed Mathew Riley as Managing Director for the UK. Riley brings more than 27 years of experience to the firm, across client, contractor and consulting positions; he is tasked with further expanding the firm’s operations in the region.

Prior to joining Ramboll’s UK operation, Mathew Riley worked at EC Harris, a subsidiary of Arcadis, for more than six years, in his most recent role, starting in 2014, as a Managing Director of its Infrastructure and Environment practice. Previous roles at the consultancy include Global Head of Infrastructure, Industry and Utilities, from 2012, and Group Head of Cost and Commercial Management, where he started out at the firm. Earlier positions include Commercial Director at Laing O’Rourke for more than a year, Supply Chain Director at BAA for more than a year, Commercial Director at Heathrow Terminal 5, and several earlier roles at BAA.

Riley is a recognised figure within the industry, and has been appointed to the Board of Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), the Board of RICS Construction Forum and The Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Delivery Board.

Mathew Riley - Ramboll

The promotion sees Riley take on the role of Managing Director at Ramboll’s UK division. He brings more than 27 years of industrial experience, across client, contractor and consulting functions, to the role. Riley is tasked with further expanding the firm’s operations in the UK, which has, in recent years, included high profile projects, such as the Tate Modern expansion.

Commenting on his appointment, Mathew says that he is “excited” to join the team at Ramboll, adding that it is “a business recognised for its heritage, exceptional talent and incredible portfolio of projects. I am excited to begin engaging with Ramboll’s clients, understanding their business needs and to create value through the solutions we provide.”

Søren Holm Johansen, Group Executive Director and Chairman of Ramboll UK, says that the firm is “delighted” to welcome someone of Mathew’s calibre to the firm. “We are committed to expanding our business in the UK and Mathew’s considerable expertise and experience in the industry will help us to achieve this aim,” Johansen comments.

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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.