Josh Lewsey heads People Advisory Services arm of EY in Asia-Pacific

23 March 2017

EY has appointed Josh Lewsey to the role of People Advisory Services (PAS) Leader within its Financial Services arm in Asia-Pacific. He is tasked with delivering human capital and change management services to the firm's clients across the region.

Prior to joining EY, Josh Lewsey worked at the Welsh Rugby Union for three years, where he was responsible to the union’s executive board on issues pertaining to strategic and structural elements of the national sport. He previously worked at Citi for two years, first as an Equities Sales Trader before becoming the Head of Advisory Services. Lewsey joined PwC in 2009 as a Management Consultant, following a career in the British Army, where he was an officer. He was also a high-ranked sporting player, in the England rugby union, and a European and Rugby World Cup winner.

Lewsey holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College London, a degree and diploma in law from the University of Bristol.

Josh Lewsey - EY

The appointment of Lewsey brings a range of experience to the firm, including from the top end of sport – an area where the accounting and consulting firm is increasingly focused on in its recruitment. Lewsey takes on the role of EY Asia-Pacific (APAC) Financial Services Office (FSO) People Advisory Services (PAS) Leader, focused on bringing change management services to the firm’s clients in Hong Kong, Greater China, Singapore and Oceania. He is based out of Hong Kong.

Chris Price, EY Global Leader of People Advisory Services, says, “Josh brings a wealth of experience in organisational change management and financial services front office transformation and will be a great addition to the PAS teams. Having Josh lead EY FSO PAS capabilities from Hong Kong is an extremely positive step in effectively serving our clients across the APAC region and helping them adapt to the rapidly changing business environment.”

Commenting on his new role, Lewsey says that he “looks forward” to working with EY’s teams of professionals to help clients bring about a proactive and coordinated approach to transformational change.” He adds, “The way that an organisation decides to approach change increasingly makes the difference between its success and failure, particularly in the current financial services environment. This raises many subsequent questions for organisations in financial services, but also opens up significant opportunities for the talent agenda."


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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.