Deloitte UK elects Nick Owen for the role of Chairman

02 June 2015

Professional services firm Deloitte has elected Nick Owen as the new Chairman of Deloitte UK as of 1 June 2015. Owen, who will succeed David Cruickshank, has been with Deloitte since 2002 and most recently acted as the firm’s Vice Chairman.

Nick Owen has more than 34 years of experience, having worked mostly with energy, media, telecommunications, consumer and life science businesses. Before joining Deloitte in 2002, Owen worked at Andersen for 22 years, most recently as Business Consulting Leader of Andersen Business Consulting, a role he held for four years, and prior to this as Consultant.

As Consulting Partner at Deloitte UK, Owen leads the Private Sector Consulting Industry Team and advises some of Deloitte’s largest and most influential clients, along with high growth smaller companies. In 2011, Owen was elected Vice Chairman of Deloitte UK and now, four years later, he takes on the role of Chairman. His election follows the re-election of David Sproul as the firm’s Chief Executive, whose second term also commenced on 1 June 2015.

Nick Owen, Deloitte

“It is an honour and a privilege to be elected to the role of Chairman of Deloitte at an exciting time for our firm and our clients. The certainty provided by this month’s Election outcome should provide a boost to economic confidence and a platform for businesses to invest and pursue growth,” comments Owen on his election. “I passionately believe Deloitte and our 15,000 professionals make an impact that matters in many ways: whether through helping our clients succeed and grow, providing trust and confidence, the investment we make in recruitment, education and training or through our support of social enterprise. In my role as Chairman, I want to encourage a better understanding of the contribution our firm makes to society and the wider business community.”


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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.