FTI Consulting welcomes five new Senior Managing Directors in London

08 January 2018 Consultancy.uk

Global consulting firm FTI Consulting has promoted 23 professionals to Senior Managing Director across its network, including five senior advisors based in the firm’s London office.

Giles Barrie, a member of the Strategic Communications segment, one of the firm’s five large business units, has been with FTI Consulting since 2013. Since joining FTI, he has worked on a number of corporate and financial PR briefs, including work for Aviva, Blackstone, British Land, Capital & Regional, CBRE, Dalian Wanda, Exemplar, Hammerson, Helical Bar, hurleypalmerflatt, Nabarro, St George, Urban & Civic and Westfield. 

Barrie is a former Editor-in-Chief of Property Week who started in journalism at its predecessor Estates Times in 1988. He has also worked as News Editor at the architects’ paper Building Design and as Deputy Editor at Building magazine. During his time at Property Week he led the brand to the Professional Publishers Association Weekly Magazine of the Year award in 2007 and 2009 and to the PPA Business Media Brand of the Year title in 2012. He also led propertyweek.com to the Association of Online Publishers’ Editorial Team of the Year title in 2010 and the Business Website of the Year title in 2012.

Alex Deane joined FTI in August 2014, and is part of both the Public Affairs practice and its Corporate Communications practice in EMEA. Deane has more than 10 years’ experience in advocacy and works with professionals from across the firm, advising clients from the Healthcare, IT and Communications, Engineering, Energy, Chemical and Financial Services sectors.

Giles Barrie, Alex Deane, Bruno Campana, Julian Glass, Richard TurnerPrior to joining FTI Consulting, he served as Head of Public Affairs at global public relations firm Weber Shandwick, and before that he held positions at Bell Pottinger, a communications company, and at Big Brother Watch, a civil liberties campaigning organisation. Previously, he practised as a barrister and served as the Chief of Staff to Tim Collins and subsequently to David Cameron during their respective periods as Shadow Secretaries of State for Education in opposition.

Bruno Campana works in FTI’s Economic & Financial Consulting segment since 2011, with a focus on financial services. He is specialised in trading, valuing, and structuring and risk managing a wide range of securities, financial derivatives and structured products traded both on exchanges and on Over The Counter Markets, across various asset classes including equity, debt, foreign exchanges, money markets, commodities and energy. Campana advises Investment Banks, Asset Managers, Private Banks, Pension Funds, Hedge Funds, Institutional Investors, Brokerage companies and Family Offices based in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and United States. Campana also has extensive experience on regulatory matters in the banking industry (Basel, CRD) and in the funds industry (AIFMD, UCITs).

Prior to joining FTI’s London office he worked as an Associate Director for Navigant Capital Markets Advisers (NCMA) in London – NCMA was the FSA regulated subsidiary of Navigant Consulting. Previously, he worked for Deloitte as part of the Capital Markets Services team at Deloitte Luxembourg, and for the Asset Management Alternative Investments (SGAM AI) wing of Société Générale in Paris.

Julian Glass works within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice. He has more than thirteen years’ forensic experience and has focused exclusively on forensic accounting assignments and financial investigations during this period, including financial crime investigations, regulatory proceedings and damages quantification. He is a chartered accountant, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a certified fraud examiner. 

Glass has UK and international experience in a wide range of financial crime and fraud engagements for public and private companies, regulators, governments, law firms and individuals across many industries including pharmaceuticals, financial services, construction, manufacturing and consumer electronics. His financial crime experience spans bribery, corruption, procurement fraud, bid rigging, expenses fraud, sanctions, Ponzi schemes, price fixing and accounting fraud. He has experience of dealing with regulators and prosecutors including the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

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Richard Turner is a member of the Tax practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. With more than 20 years of experience, Turner has helped FTI Consulting establish itself as one of the leading tax advisory firms in life sciences in the UK since joining in 2013. He leads the firm’s tax and innovation services, including intellectual property planning, research and development incentives and the UK Patent Box. Turner advises on, among others, the licensing, acquiring and divesting of intellectual property rights, cross-border supply chain and transfer pricing, research and development incentive claims and tax strategies, serving both the private sector as well as governments and trade bodies.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Turner was a Partner at Deloitte and part of the UK Healthcare & Life Sciences leadership team. In this role, he worked with over 30 UK-headquartered companies in the sector and several global pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Prior to the Big Four firm, Turner worked as an International Tax Director for PowderJect Pharmaceuticals and Chiron Corporation, spending significant amounts of time in the United States, Germany and Italy.

“Many congratulations to this highly accomplished group of new Senior Managing Directors,” said Steven Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “Each of these professionals has collaborated deeply with clients on significant matters, making a difference for those clients, and along the way, each has helped us build strong teams that harness the broad expertise of the global FTI Consulting platform. Their expertise, enthusiasm and commitment will further help us take this great firm forward.” 

Last year, 37 London-based advisors of FTI Consulting were recognised in the 2017 edition of Who's Who Legal list.

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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.