New roles for Capgemini executives Jean-Philippe Bol & Christine Hodgson

08 May 2017

Capgemini has unveiled a number of leadership appointments, including Jean-Philippe Bol, who has been with the firm since 1990, to Head of the Cloud Infrastructure Services Strategic Business Unit, and Christine Hodgson, who joined the firm in 2004, to head of Group Corporate and Social Responsibility.

Jean-Philippe Bol has been with Capgemini since 1990, throughout his tenure rising through the ranks at the firm. In 2007 he became the firm’s CEO of Capgemini Morocco, and in 2008 its CEO of Apps in France. From 2016 he took on the role of Deputy CEO Continental Europe - Application Services Two*, a role which saw him join the Group Executive Committee (GEC). Bol completed a Master’s degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program.

The IT consulting firm recently announced that Bol has been promoted to the role of Head of the Cloud Infrastructure Services business unit – and will continue to serve on the GEC. He will report to Salil Parekh, who is a GEC member and Chairman of the North America Executive Council.

Jean-Philippe Bol and Christine Hodgson - Capgemini

Christine Hodgson joined Capgemini in 2004, initially serving as the CFO of Global Outsourcing. In 2009 she became the CEO of Technology Services in North West Europe, a role she held for two years; concurrently she was also the a Principal Director at the firm. She is the firm’s UK Chairman and chairs the UK’s Women’s Business Network. Prior to joining Capgemini, Hodgson worked as a board member for Ronson for four years, as a Corporate Development Director, and previously spent eight years at Coopers & Lybrand (today PwC), specialising in Corporate Finance.

Hodgson is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and holds a degree from the Loughborough University of Technology.

Hodgson has been promoted to the role of head of Group Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) at the firm. She will be tasked with chairing the Capgemini CSR board and also joins the GEC. She will report to Hubert Giraud, Group Executive Board member.

* Application Services Two comprises of the region France, Benelux, Nordics, Germany and Central Europe, and Southern Europe.


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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.