Ramboll bolsters Birmingham office with two senior appointments

01 February 2018 Consultancy.uk

Ramboll has appointed two new senior experts to its UK wing. Jon Harding arrives at Ramboll’s Birmingham office, tasked with helping the firm to boost its presence in the transport segment, while Adam Selvey becomes a Director in the firm’s Building Services team.

Prior to joining Ramboll, Jon Harding worked at CH2M for more than eight years, most recently as a Client Account Director for Highways England, a role which saw him lead the firm’s Highways England accounts team, as well as, among others, developing and overseeing the implementation of major sales opportunities. He was previously also a Programme Delivery Manager at the company.

Earlier in his career, Harding held various roles at Atkins Highways and Transportation, most recently as its Business Development Manager and previously as Senior Group Engineer and Group Manager (Structures), having begun professional life as a Graduate Engineer with Capita. He holds a BTEC National Certificate in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Coventry University.

Harding now takes on the role of Highways Market Director in Ramboll’s Birmingham office. He brings his more than 25 years of industry experience to the role, which is focused on further expanding the firm’s transport business.

Commenting on the appointment,  Alan Pauling, Senior Market Director for Transport at Ramboll in the UK, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Jon to Ramboll. His experience working at the coalface of the highways industry is testament to his depth of knowledge and understanding of the field. There is no doubt that his ability to lead a team and manage complex and multifaceted pipelines will be a valuable addition as we continue to grow our transport business.”

Harding added, “I’m thrilled to be joining Ramboll, who are recognised throughout the industry for delivering highly skilled projects. Having worked with the team on previous opportunities, I look forward to strengthening relationships with my peers and joining a collegiate company. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to Ramboll’s growth.”

Jon Harding and Adam Selvey - Ramboll

Further to this, Ramboll has sought to strengthen its presence in the built environment space, with the addition of Birmingham-based Adam Selvey as a Director. Selvey was previously a Director at WSP, a Canadian-based management and consultancy to the built and natural environment. He worked for more than eighteen years at the firm, including earlier roles of Senior Technical Director; Associate Director; Associate Electrical Engineer; and Electrical design engineer.

He also worked, between latter roles at WSP, at Faber Maunsell as a Principal Electrical Engineer for almost two years. He began his career at How Engineering Services as an Electrical design student apprentice, and is a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems, having obtained his post-graduate degree from the London South Bank University. He is also a Chartered Engineer and CIBSE Member.

Selvey joins Ramboll as a Director in the firm’s Building Services team as a Design Excellence Leader. His extensive regional and international project experience will be leveraged to help the team established themselves in the market.

Commenting on the appointment, Matt Hann, Divisional Director for Building Services said, “We are delighted that Adam is joining Ramboll. He is a building services engineer with a reputation for winning and delivering large, complex and iconic projects both at home and internationally.  Adam is well respected and known to many clients and is a fantastic addition to our growing Building Services team.”

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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.