KPMG adds 2 senior experts to Smart Energy team

20 March 2015

KPMG has recently boosted its Smart Energy team with the appointments of Amy Marshall as a Director in the firm’s Power & Utilities practice and Dimitrios Petropoulos a Principal Advisor in the firm’s Cyber Security team. Marshall will be tasked with the business development of the Power & Utilities practice, while Petropoulos will be tasked with developing cyber security for the same practices’ offerings. 

Amy Marshall
Amy Marshall started her career at Marconi working in Commercial & Contract Management, she worked at the company for four years. In 2003 she moved to Synstar as a Contract Manager working at the company for around a year. In 2005 Marshall started as the Head of Contract Management at Cable & Wireless, she worked at the company in diverse positions as she climbed the ladder, leaving the company as Director of Smart Utilities after six years of service. In 2011 she became the Director of Business Development at Engage Consulting, a role she held for two years.

Amy Marshall, KPMG

Marshall brings her 15 years’ experience in the utility technology and services, and utility consulting arenas to KPMG. As a Director in the firm’s Power & Utilities practice, she will be tasked with business development in new and emerging sub-sectors of the Power and Utilities arena. Commenting on her appointment, Marshall says, “I am looking forward to bringing my experience of business development in the Utilities sector to KPMG to capitalise on the opportunities in the market and develop market strategies for clients.”

Dimitrios Petropoulos
Dimitrios Petropoulos started his career in 1986 at the Hellenic Banks Association in Greece, leaving almost ten years later as its IT Manager. In 1996 he began work at Coexis as a Software Engineer/Architect, a position he held for two years, moving in 1998 to Reuters as an IT Security Consultant. In 2001 he moved to direct and head up R&D at Encode, in Greece, where he was tasked with work in a broad range of information security areas. In 2005 he established the GCC subsidiary of Encode becoming its Managing Director/Principal Consultant, a role he held for five years. In 2011 Petropoulos was appointed CEO/Principal Consultant at IT Security Training & Solutions in Saudi Arabia.

Dimitrios Petropoulos, KPMG

As a Principal Advisor in KPMG’s Cyber Security team, Petropoulos will work with the Power & Utilities team, using his 20 years’ experience in cyber security to advise clients in technical security for smart energy products (software and hardware). His experience is, according to KPMG, “critical for KPMG and its clients.”

Commenting on the two appointments, David Gascoigne, Head of Power & Utilities for KPMG UK says: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Amy and Petropoulos to KPMG with their wealth of specialised expertise. Their in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing the energy sector in the UK, and abroad, will be of significant value to our clients and compliments the skills of our current team perfectly.”


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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.