L.E.K. Consulting appoints leaders to Partner Development Committee

31 July 2018 Consultancy.uk

International management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting has appointed seven partners to its Partner Development Committee.

The firm’s Partner Development Committee is charged with nurturing the development of Principals at L.E.K. Consulting that have the ambition of joining the firm’s partnership. Globally, the consultancy, which has a 30+ year heritage and is headquartered in London, has over 1,200 professionals across 19 offices in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, with the firm’s top talent aspiring for a career in consulting keen on ascending to the firm’s top rank.

The Committee oversees the partner election process, including managing the development of top consultants, evaluating their readiness for election to the partnership and ensuring that opportunities and standards for partner promotions are consistent across the firm.

The seven-strong Committee is headed by Carol Wingard, a Boston-based partner that heads L.E.K. Consulting’s Industrials sector in the Americas, and serves as co-head of the firm’s global Industrials sector. She has been with the firm since 2000, and between 2005 and 2010 she served as founding partner and managing partner of L.E.K. Greater China. Also on the Partner Development Committee is Peter Sullivan, who is the firm’s Chief Talent Officer. Sullivan joined L.E.K. Consulting three years ago from Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) and previously worked in the HR and recruitment arms of McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton. 

Carol Wingard, Peter Sullivan, Remy Ossmann, Peter Ward, Simon Barrett, Lucas Pain and Sue St. Sure

The five other partners appointed to serve on the Committee are Remy Ossmann (Paris), Peter Ward (London), Simon Barrett (Sydney), Lucas Pain (Chicago) and Sue St. Sure (Los Angeles).

“These Partners have demonstrated not only outstanding leadership, but also superior track records when it comes to developing future leaders. We are delighted to entrust them with such an important role in shaping the careers of our best people and the future leaders of the firm,” said L.E.K. Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson. 

Last year L.E.K. Consulting attracted a financing package from Lloyds Bank to fund the firm’s expansion plans.

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

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.