Daniel Hibbert joins Deloitte Human Capital practice

29 July 2015 Consultancy.uk

Deloitte Consulting has appointed Daniel Hibbert as Director in its Human Capital consultancy practice. Hibbert joins from Mercer, and prior to that served Big Four rivals PwC and EY.

Daniel Hibbert has over 20 years’ experience in supporting organisations on workforce reward issues, in both the private and the public sectors. He specialises in pay structure design, performance related pay, job evaluation and helping companies link reward with HR and business strategies. After starting his career in accountancy, Hibbert joined EY in 1986, where he spent roughly eight years, in his last role as a Manager. In 1994 he moved to PwC, where Hibbert contributed to dozens of business and HR engagements across a wide range of industries.

Daniel Hibbert, Andrew Mewis, Ardie van Berkel

After nearly 20 years with PwC, Hibbert embarked on a new challenge early 2012, and joined Mercer, one of the globe’s largest consultancies specialised in human resources and talent management services. Hibbert spent 3+ years with the firm, choosing to move to Deloitte per the 1st of June. At Deloitte he will serve as Director in the firm’s Reward practice, which is part of the Human Capital business unit.

Hibbert on his new role: “We are seeing a real demand from clients to bring their reward systems more closely into line with the management of talent and with their business strategy. Those who can get this right will have a competitive advantage in today’s world of work.” Deloitte’s most recent Human Capital Trends survey reveals that a lack of employee engagement is regarded as the number 1 challenge for HR directors. According to Andrew Mewis, leader of Deloitte’s Reward practice in the UK, rewards can play a major role in finding the right recipe for engagement, stating: “Rewards are a fundamental way of engaging with employees and boosting productivity.”

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Deloitte’s rewards and benefits business team in the UK currently consists of over 110 people. “I’m excited to be part of the team. We are well placed to help our clients to ensure that their reward systems properly support the needs of their businesses,” adds Hibbert.

Deloitte’s Human Capital business unit supports clients with a range of HR services, including talent management, HR transformation, rewards & benefits, change management, leadership, actuarial services, learning & development and organisation design. The European Human Capital organisation is led by Ardie van Berkel, a partner in the firm’s Dutch practice.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

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.