Former Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer joins Accenture Board of Directors

05 December 2016

Accenture has appointed former Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer to its Board of Directors as an Independent Director.

Prior to joining Accenture, Herbert Hainer was the Adidas-group CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board for 15 years from 2001. He joined the company in 1987, starting out as a Sales Director in the company’s Hardware segment, before becoming the National Sales Director in 1991. From 1993 until 1996 he was the Managing Director Sales for the company, before spending a year as the Senior Vice President for the EMEA (Europe, Africa, Middle East) region. In 1997 he became a Member of the Executive Board, and, the following year, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board. He started his career at Procter & Gamble in 1979, working his way up to Division Manager Sales and Marketing Germany.

Hainer is educated in Economics and attended the University of Applied Sciences Landshut. He is a Vice Chairman of FC Bayern Munich, a Director of Deutsche Lufthansa and serves on the supervisory board of Allianz Deutschland.

Herbert Hainer - Accenture

Hainer has been appointed by Accenture to the company’s Board of Directors. He brings almost 20 years of executive experience to the firm’s board. The Board is currently composed of 14 Directors, 13 of whom are external and independent. The appointment of Hainer will be subject to re-appointment at the next Accenture annual general meeting of shareholders. He will, in addition, sit on the board’s Compensation and Finance Committees. The appointment commenced on 2 November.

Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO says that he is “delighted” to welcome Herbert as an addition to the firm’s Board of Directors. He adds, “He led the growth of a prominent global company and built significant shareholder value during his long tenure as CEO of adidas. Herbert brings a very strong background in consumer goods and marketing, as well as valuable international experience as both a CEO and director of large, multinational companies. I am confident that our board will benefit from the insights and perspective he can provide as we continue to focus on executing our strategy and driving results for our clients and our shareholders.”


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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.