Eden McCallum appoints new leaders in London and Amsterdam

26 January 2018 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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International consultancy Eden McCallum has made three leadership appointments. London-based Helen Williams and Amsterdam-based Cyrus Ditzel have been elected to the Partnership, while Anna Wanders has joined Eden McCallum’s leadership team as Director of Benelux Operations.

Helen Williams joined Eden McCallum seven years ago as Head of Selection. Prior to joining the firm, which serves over 300 clients globally from its offices in London, Amsterdam and Zurich, she spent 9 years with Accenture in London, focusing on strategy and transformation.

At Eden McCallum, Williams has been overseeing all of the firm’s consultant-focused activities internationally since becoming Director of Eden McCallum’s Consultant Team in 2014. In her new Partner role, she will continue to lead the firm’s consultant-focused activities, which includes attracting top-tier independent consultants to its network and crafting tailored teams for client engagements.

Commenting on Williams’ promotion, Eden McCallum founder and Partner Liann Eden said “Under Helen’s leadership, we have significantly expanded our pool of outstanding independent consultants [to over 1,500 consultants] and built up capabilities in new geographies. It’s hard to overstate her enormous contribution to the firm and our independent consultants, and we’re proud to welcome her to the Partnership.”Helen Williams, Cyrus Ditzel, Anna Wanders

Cyrus Ditzel, a former Principal with the Boston Consulting Group, joined the Eden McCallum team in Amsterdam as Associate Partner in 2016, bringing a wealth of experience across a broad range of industries and topics with a specific focus on consumer goods, marketing & sales, and organisational issues. At Eden McCallum, Ditzel focuses on developing client relationships and ensuring project delivery at existing and new clients across industries, including consumer goods, health care, technology and telecoms.

Marjon Wanders, Partner and co-leader of Eden McCallum’s Benelux office, commented: “Cyrus has already greatly contributed to Eden McCallum and to our clients, particularly in the Benelux region. He constantly delivers outstanding work and tirelessly drives innovation and excellence.”

As Partner, Ditzel will continue to focus on expanding the firm’s consumer goods practice and accelerating growth across the Benelux, as well as spearheading a number of strategic initiatives.

Anna Wanders joined the firm in 2008 following a career as a consultant with OC&C Strategy Consultants and McKinsey & Company, where she was most recently Practice Manager of McKinsey’s European Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice. Her initial role at Eden McCallum was helping Marjon Wanders and Heleen Wachters (the other co-founder of the Benelux office) establish the new Amsterdam office and leading the consultant side of the regional business.

Over the last 2-3 years, her role has shifted to an operations focus as the office continued to grow. “Anna has been truly instrumental to the growth and success of our Benelux operations from the beginning, and we are delighted to welcome her to Eden McCallum’s international Leadership Team”, commented Wachters.

In her role as Director of Benelux Operations, Wanders will continue to ensure that the office runs as a “well-oiled machine”, said Wachters, adding “supporting our client activities and strategy, particularly in the areas of Legal, HR, Finance and PR/marketing." Wanders will also serve as the Benelux liaison to the UK and Swiss teams, working with them on continuous improvement of Eden McCallum’s people and processes.

Other senior leaders at Eden McCallum include Monika Morris (former McKinsey; joined in 2003), Orna NiChionna (Chair of Client Service; recently elected to the Board of Burberry in a nonexecutive role) and Christopher Humphry (formerly EY Consulting; joined in 2004).