Robert Dedman joins Navigant’s Investigations and Compliance arm

19 May 2017

Navigant has added regulatory expert Robert Dedman, formerly the founder and Chief Counsel of the Bank of England's Regulatory Action Division, as Director in its Global Investigations and Compliance practice. He brings extensive experience of the UK and international regulatory frameworks to the firm and its clients.

Prior to joining Navigant, Robert Dedman worked at the Bank of England as the Chief Counsel of its Regulatory Action Division, which he founded, for almost four years. He previously served as a Manager at the Financial Services Authority from 2010, having joined the institute in 2007 as a Senior Associate. Earlier roles include Lawyer for the Ministry of Justice; Lawyer at the Court of Appeal (Civil Division); and several roles at law firm Macfarlanes.

Dedman holds a Bachelor of Science in Law and French from the University of Surrey, a Master of Law in UN Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Humanitarian Intervention, EC Competition Law from King’s College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from The College of Law, Guildford.

Robert Dedman joins Navigant in its  Investigations and Compliance practice, based out of London

Dedman join’s Navigant as a Director in its Global Investigations and Compliance practice. He brings almost ten years of public sector regulatory experience to the role, which will see him, among others, support the firm’s clients become compliant within the new regulatory scheme. He will be based out of the firm’s London office.

“Robert Dedman adds significant regulatory expertise and experience in global and British banking to Navigant’s Global Investigations and Compliance practice,” said Ellen Zimiles, head of the firm's Financial Services Advisory and Compliance segment. “We look forward to bringing Robert's unique perspective and experience, which includes implementing so much of the current structure of the U.K. regulatory system, to Navigant’s clients.”

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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.