Mark Hunt joins FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation

24 March 2015 Consultancy.uk

FTI Consulting has appointed Mark Hunt as Senior Managing Director of the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice. Hunt will be tasked with further growing the firm’s (international) footprint.

Mark Hunt started his career in Financial Services at KPMG where he worked as partner for 13 years from 1994 onwards. In 2007 he joined BDO where he was the Head of Financial Services until the start of 2015. During his professional career, Hunt focused on Financial Services, with specific focus on banks and lenders, working with risk, compliance, remediation and legal teams to manage regulatory and litigation matters in the UK and internationally.

He acts as expert in accounting and auditing matters including giving evidence in Court and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

Mark Hunt, FTI Consulting

Hunt brings more than 30 years’ experience in financial and regulatory investigations, audit and accounting negligence, expert determinations and accounting disputes to his new role at FTI Consulting. As Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment, Hunt will join the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA") Financial Advisory Services leadership group and is tasked with continue building the practice with the firm’s specialist consultants.

“We are delighted to welcome Mark to FTI Consulting, and we know that his extensive experience will be a tremendous asset to our growing team. Mark is one of the most highly respected experts in his field, and as the regulatory environment continues to rapidly evolve and companies face increasingly complex business challenges, his recruitment demonstrates our commitment to offering clients the best possible service and advice,” comments Chris Osborne, Co-Chairman of FTI Consulting’s EMEA region, on the appointment.

Hunt adds: “I am greatly looking forward to joining FTI Consulting’s outstanding team and helping to reinforce its position as one of the most highly respected providers of financial advisory services, both in the UK and internationally.”

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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.