Deloitte adds Andrew Carey as real estate technology practice lead

01 November 2017 Consultancy.uk

Deloitte has picked up former PwC employee Andrew Carey as a Partner to lead its real estate technology practice. His strong background in real estate related to transformation programmes, as well as a background in technology, is seen as key in order to support the firm’s clients, seeking to leverage the latest developments in technology related to the sector.

As new technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality transform how agents offer clients insight into prospective spaces, the real estate business is becoming increasingly digitised. Technological solutions are also being used more and more to improve sustainability, energy efficiencies and built environment needs. Consulting firms are subsequently finding themselves in increasing demand in the sector, as clients seek support in the deployment and use of technology within their real estate offerings.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Carey worked at RealFoundations, where he spent more than five years, most recently as Managing Director with a remit that covered the EMEA region. He was previously at IBM, where he worked for nine years. His most recent role being that of Associate Partner and lead of the Real Estate and Capital Projects practice, having moved into the consulting field at PwC in 1997. During his four-year spell at the Big Four professional services firm, he rose to the role of Senior Consultant, before being promoted to Associate Director in 2001. He started his career at NatWest Bank, where he became a Programme Manager, following his graduation from Kingston University, where he obtained a Master’s degree of Business Administration. He also holds a Bachfelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Andrew Carey

Carey joins the firm’s Real Estate practice as a Partner, and is tasked with leading its real estate technology practice. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, across a broad range of technology and transformation client-focused roles. In the new role, he will be required to support the firm’s clients in the aligning of their business strategy to the development and implementation of real estate related technology solutions.

Commenting on the addition, Nigel Shilton, Managing Partner of Deloitte Real Estate, said,“Real estate technology is a considerable growth area for us and Andrew will drive this by leading transformational programmes involving real estate technology, organisational change and business process improvement from initial concept through to successful implementation.”

Carey added that he was, “excited to work with Deloitte’s public and private sector clients on their strategic planning and adding value through my perspective on technology trends. These clients need to keep ahead of the competition through continued assessment of their operation and system practices, and I look forward to delivering on their operational needs.”

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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.