Jonathan Sparey heads L.E.K. Consulting in Europe

02 April 2015

Global consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting has named Jonathan Sparey as the new head of its European operations. Sparey succeeds John Goddard, who remains with the consultancy, and will lead the Surface Transport & Logistics practice in Europe, as well as serving as a senior advisor to executives globally.

John Goddard has been with L.E.K. Consulting for more than 25 years. He joined the firm in 1989 from Procter & Gamble, where he worked for roughly six years in product development. At L.E.K. Goddard grew through the ranks, and was appointed partner in 1995. Over the last 20 years he has built extensive experience in among others strategy consulting, performance improvement, transaction support, and business development in the private and public sectors around the world. Goddard’s key focus lies in transport developments across Europe, with transport operators, freight and logistics providers, public sector authorities and regulatory bodies in the bus, coach, marine, road and rail sectors belonging to his client portfolio.

John Goddard, Jonathan Sparey and Stuart Jackson

Since 2012 Goddard led the European operations of L.E.K. Consulting, which encompasses offices in London, Milan, Munich, Paris and Wroclaw. Per the 1st of April Goddard has passed on his role to Jonathan Sparey, a 20-year London-based veteran at the firm. Prior to L.E.K., Sparey was an executive director of the merchant bank Samuel Montagu. At the global consulting firm, Sparey specialises mainly in the healthcare industry, and serves as the practice lead of L.E.K.'s European Healthcare Services unit. Under his leadership, the practice has grown exponentially and built a strong track record in the field*. In addition to healthcare, Sparey also has experience in the financial services sector and business services in the UK and internationally.

Commenting in the appointment of Sparey, Stuart Jackson, Global Managing Partner of L.E.K. Consulting, states: “Jonathan has played a vital role in the growth of L.E.K. over the past two decades, and will continue to lead our firm’s growth as we strive to deliver high impact results for our clients.”

LEK Consulting - Office

Goddard will remain within the firm, and will allocate more of his time to leading the firm’s European Surface Transport & Logistics and client-facing activities. “John has done a fantastic job developing our regional capabilities in Europe over the last three years,” says Jackson. “I know he is looking forward to rededicating himself to his first love, which is helping clients achieve exceptional results.”

Management team
L.E.K. Consulting’s global management team consists of eleven members, including two other London-based partners: Peter Smith and Larry Verge. Earlier this year the business advisory added seven new partners in 5 countries to its leadership.

* L.E.K. Consulting was recently in the UK named a finalist for the HealthInvestor Awards.

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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.