Julie Page re-joins Aon from Marsh to lead UK Risk Solutions practice

29 March 2017 Consultancy.uk

Aon has appointed Julie Page as CEO of Aon Risk Solutions in the UK. She returns to the firm following more than fifteen years at competitor Marsh where she was most recently its UK Commercial and Consumer Practice CEO and a Managing Director.

Page started her career at Aon in 1991, staying with the firm for a period of eight years in various positions. In 1999 she moved to Marsh, where she held various positions over a nine year period. In 2008 she became Marsh's UK Commercial and Consumer Practice CEO and a Managing Director, a role she held for almost eight and a half years. Her experience at her previous employers covered risk and insurance advisory services across the UK retail insurance market, whereby she also held various high-level board positions, including for the British Insurance Brokers Association.

The appointment sees Page return to Aon after more than fifteen years. She takes on the role of UK CEO of Aon Risk Solutions, which sees her lead the practice across 14 offices in the UK.

Julie Page - AonPage takes over from Andrew Tunnicliffe, who has held the role since 2005, on 1 April 2017. A transition period has been defined, in which Tunnicliffe will hand over responsibilities to Page on a part-time basis at the firm.

Remarking on the appointment, John Cullen, the CEO of Aon Risk Solutions EMEA, says, “This appointment reflects Aon’s strategy of promoting and developing internal talent, which is a critical aspect of the firm’s growth strategy. Julie’s experience and proven leadership ability will enable our Risk Solutions business in the UK to create even greater value for our clients. At the same time clients will continue to benefit from Andrew’s experience as he stays with the firm to focus on client facing work. We would like thank him for his contribution as CEO of ARS UK.”

Page comments that, “Since re-joining Aon, I have been impressed by the depth and breadth of client solutions and resources, as well as the quality of both leadership and colleagues. I am delighted and extremely proud to take on the role of CEO for ARS UK and am looking forward to leading the business as we continue to innovate on behalf of clients.”

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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.