Former Deloitte Director Christian Norris becomes Partner at PA

05 February 2018

PA Consulting Group has hired former Deloitte Director Christian Norris, as the firm bids to strengthen its Economic Modelling offering. Norris arrives at PA as a Partner, and will head the Economic Modelling team of the UK-headquartered consulting firm. 

Having recently relocated the firm’s headquarters in London to promote growth, PA Consulting Group is preparing for a year of expansion in 2018. As Brexit approaches, and clients prepare for an uncertain economic period, the firm are looking to broaden their operations as well as enhance their offering through the acquisition of new talent.

Before joining PA, Christian Norris led a large team of economists and was head of health analytics at Big Four firm Deloitte, where he developed the largest health economics consulting practice in the UK. Norris spent a total of 11 years with the professional services giant, having arrived in 2007, after graduating as a Masters in Economics, from the University College of London. Before this, he obtained a degree in Economics from the University of Bristol, during which he worked as a summer intern for the Department of Trade and Industry. 

Accrued throughout his career, Norris boasts a proven track record of offering high-level advice that has helped shape economic policy and strategy for public sector clients and blue chip companies. He has worked extensively in the UK, and internationally, something PA will hope to leverage in his new role, with the independent firm of over 2,600 people operating globally from offices across the Americas, Europe, the Nordics, the Gulf and Asia Pacific.Former Deloitte Director Christian Norris becomes Partner at PA

PA specialise in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, healthcare, life sciences, and transport, travel and logistics solutions. Norris, who becomes a Partner with PA, will lead PA’s Economic Modelling team, working across all major industry sectors.

Peter Lumley, who leads the Business Intelligence capability team at PA Consulting Group, said, “We are delighted to welcome Christian to our consulting business. Christian’s expertise in Economic Modelling is underpinned by his excellent experience in pricing, policy development, performance improvement and forecasting.”

Norris added, “Increasingly economics and analytics need to come together to answer some of the most challenging questions for policy makers and companies. This is an exciting opportunity to blend some of PA’s existing excellence in analytics with the latest in economics. I am delighted to be joining PA.”

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.