Former PwC partner Jurga McCluskey joins Deloitte

06 March 2015

Deloitte has boosted its Immigration Practice in the UK with the appointment of former PwC Partner Jurga McCluskey. At Deloitte, McCluskey takes on the role of Partner and Head of the Immigration Services Group, a practice the firm aims at doubling in the coming years as demand for immigration advice grows with companies increasingly operating beyond country borders.

Jurga McCluskey joins Deloitte with extensive experience in advising corporate multinationals on immigration corporate governance and compliance audits. She most recently gained this experience during her 5-year spell at counterpart PwC, where she joined in 2010 as Senior Manager, after which she was named Partner in 2013, while fulfilling the role of Head of Private Clients. Prior to joining PwC, McCluskey worked four years for global immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.

McCluskey holds an International Law Master’s degree from the University of Sussex.

Jurga McCluskey, Deloitte

The appointment of McCluskey is in line with Deloitte’s ambition to double the size of the immigration practice in the next two years. “This is an area of focus for businesses wanting to get it right and they need access to skills not otherwise available. Immigration policy needs to be simplified and have broad appeal to employers, and those legitimately coming to work or study here. Companies increasingly operate in a borderless way and there is a huge demand for immigration advice as companies need to mobilise their workforce at a moment’s notice,” explains Matt Ellis, UK Leader of Deloitte’s Global Employer Services Practice.

Ellis continues: “We are delighted to have Jurga on board. She is well known and highly respected by the industry. Jurga has significant experience in working with blue-chip corporate clients, leading global teams, and providing both strategic corporate advice to multinational companies.” McCluskey adds: “I am delighted to be joining Deloitte and building on an already successful business. I look forward to advising Deloitte’s clients on how to combine immigration compliance with their business needs in the most efficient way.”


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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.