Mary Legere joins Accenture Federal Service as Managing Director

09 May 2017

Mary Legere, formerly a Lieutenant General in the US Army, has joined Accenture Federal Services. Her extensive career in intelligence, which included oversight of more than 58,000 intelligence professionals, will be leveraged by the firm – she joins as a Managing Director in the firm's National Defence Intelligence business.

Prior to joining Accenture, Mary Legere was a Lieutenant General in the US Army, where she spent over fifteen years in a variety of roles. Most recently, Legere was a Lieutenant General, prior to that she held a high ranked position in the Army's Headquarters deparment and served as Commanding General of the Army's Intelligence and Security Command. Her earlier career spanned several overseas- and US-based military roles.

Legere holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government/Mass Communications from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a Master’s degree in Military Arts and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College. She also completed a Master’s degree in Strategy from the US Army War College, an Executive Leadership programme programme at the Center for Creative Leadership, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of New Hampshire.

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Legere join’s Accenture’s Accenture Federal Services (AFS) business unity, which is focused on servicing the US Federal Government with an array of consulting and technology services. She takes on the role of Managing Director within the firm’s National Defence Intelligence business, and will focus mainly on agile and analytic propositions..

Legere brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, which included overseeing more than of 58,000 intelligence professionals in 140 countries and its 17,000-person U.S. Intelligence and Security Command. Her rank, and role, at the US Army also saw her take part in the development and implementation of the Army’s multi-billion-dollar Strategic Plan.

Commenting on the appointment, Matthew Tait, Senior Managing Director at Accenture Federal Services’ defense and intelligence arm, remarked, “Mary brings a deep understanding of the national intel community’s mission, its interconnected operations and the technologies it uses. Mary’s military intelligence experience, will provide insights and expertise that can help hone our next generation digital solutions to support our military and national intelligence community.”


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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.