Kate Davies and Richard Goold appointed to Board of YLD

12 April 2019 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Digital consultancy YLD has appointed two new board advisors as the firm seeks to grow its offering in the coming months. The installation of Kate Davies and Richard Goold at the company expands its board to six professionals.

The global software consulting market is expected to reach $382 billion by 2025. Amid this, demand for consulting in the sector is booming, as clients seek external expertise to make the most of their new technological offerings. Tapping into this, YLD is one of London’s fastest-growing software engineering and design consultancies, working with European brands such as The Economist, Trainline and Thomas Cook. The firm works to assist clients with digital transformation by deploying cutting edge technologies, design, and software engineering practises.

YLD already has locations in London, Manchester, Porto and Lisbon, and the IT consulting firm is expanding rapidly. The firm lifted its revenues by 98% over the past year, while expanding its expertise with the appointment of a number of professionals, including Tim Morgan as a new Board Advisor late in 2018.

Kate Davies and Richard Goold appointed to Board of YLD

Now, as the consulting firm looks to further boost its prowess for a busy 2019, it has continued the escalation of its Board with two senior appointments. The arrival of Kate Davies and Richard Goold sees YLD’s Board reach six members, and they will work alongside Tim Morgan, Bill Scott, Stuart Hamilton and CEO Nuno Job to plot the future course of the company.

Kate Davies is the incumbent Chief Executive of Notting Hill Genesis. The company is a 65,000-home association, with 90% of its stock in London. Prior to this in her 27-year career, she was Chief Executive of Servite Houses and Director of Housing in Brighton and Hove City Council. Davies holds two degrees and qualifications in housing management (MCIH) and housing association development.

Richard Goold, meanwhile, is a Partner at consulting firm Moorhouse. The firm, which joined forces with SQS and Assystem Technologies last year, helps organisations address their biggest strategic challenges. Goold is the Lead Partner for People & Talent at Moorhouse, and is passionate about influencing, shaping and informing new forms of leadership for a new workforce and a new world. Prior to his role there, he worked as a Director at Big Four firm KPMG, and was also previously the Head of Business Consulting at Mouchel.

Commenting on the pair of appointments, CEO Nuno Job remarked, “Kate brings expertise from a charity background which is much aligned with our values. Richard's background in learning and development will highly contribute to our mission of culture of learning. Both Kate and Richard bring their strategy expertise and will help us with sustainable growth at YLD.”