Deloitte promotes Stuart Cottee to Senior Partner for Yorkshire and North East

17 January 2018 Consultancy.uk

Deloitte has promoted Stuart Cottee as its new Practice Senior Partner for the firm in Yorkshire and the North East. In his new role he will be expected to leverage his extensive leadership skills to further the practices regional growth.

Stuart Cottee began his career at Deloitte fresh out of the University of Warwick, in 1993. Having completed a degree in Accounting and Finance, he worked as a tax consultant, before becoming a Partner at the firm in 2005. During the period he worked extensively experience with international corporates and groups. Later he took on the role of Head of Tax in Leeds and Newcastle, a position he held between 2008 and 2014. His most recent role has been part of the firm’s Tax Executive and Deloitte Private Executive teams, leading its Deloitte Private Tax practice.

Stuart Cottee

The promotion sees Cottee take on the role of Practice Senior Partner for the firm in Yorkshire and the North East. He will need to leverage his 24 years of experience with the Big Four firm to complete his upgraded duties, which are geared towards fostering the further growth of the business in the region.

Commenting on the appointment, Deloitte’s UK CEO David Sproul, said, "Yorkshire and the North East is a key strategic region for our UK business. I’m delighted with Stuart's appointment to this role and believe that his energy and infectious dynamism will mean that he will have a positive impact on our people, our clients and the wider business community as our practice in the region goes from strength to strength."

Cottee himself added, "I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as the practice senior partner, leading Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East. I am very proud of the part I’ve played in growing our business in the region. We have fantastic partners, people and clients and I’m looking forward to working with them in my new role as we look to further grow our presence in the region.”

The promotion comes on the tail of a number of senior appointments at Deloitte. Recent appointments included the placing of John Kent as a Partner in the firm’s IFRS practice, as well as Andrew Carey’s ascension to the leadership of Deloitte’s Real Estate Technology practice.

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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.