Darren Mason named Partner in Quantuma London office

16 April 2020 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Specialist consultancy Quantuma has bolstered its restructuring and pensions advisory capacity with the arrival of Darren Mason. The new Partner will work in the firm’s London head office, and will work to help the firm develop its new pensions advisory practice in the coming months.

Quantuma has been steadily adding to its geographical spread in Britain in recent months. Earlier in 2020, Quantuma launched its 16th UK office, in Wales, while the acquisition of Bell Advisory bolstered its presence in Manchester. Most recently, the firm has been on a appointment spree, as its advisory and restructuring services have been in keen demand; Quantuma boosted its restructuring, marketing and corporate finance teams with a series of three key promotions at the start of April.

Now, the professional services firm has announced further investment in its restructuring and pensions advisory capabilities, with the appointment of a new Partner. Darren Mason has been installed to the role in the firm’s head office in London, arriving with 20 years of experience in the restructuring and pensions consulting segments. In his new role at Quantuma, Mason will lead the newly established pensions advisory services team, allowing the firm to immediately expand its offering to include pension covenant reviews and advice for corporates and trustees.

Darren Mason named Partner in Quantuma London office

Mason commented, “Quantuma’s variety of services are what make it stand out from the more traditional advisory firms. I am looking forward to using my experience to develop an industry-leading pensions advisory practice in the coming months. The first step will be to grow my team and develop a full independent pensions advisory offering which the market currently lacks.”

Mason was previously a Partner in restructuring and pensions advisory at Grant Thornton UK. There, he built a specialist pensions advisory team from the ground up, generating a high seven-figure revenue each year, and making it the most profitable department in the advisory business for ten years. Later, he held positions at the Royal Bank of Scotland and PwC. During his time with the Big Four firm, he worked on a wide variety of investigations for banks, private equity houses, corporates and their stakeholders. His primary focus was on formal insolvency appointment, primarily large trading administrations and administrative receiverships. 

Carl Jackson, Managing Partner at Quantuma, said of the news, “Darren is a very welcome addition to our growing partner group. We are proud to be one of the fastest growing independent business advisory firms in the UK, and we are always looking to expand our service offerings. With Darren’s extensive skillset, experience and credentials in pensions advisory, we are ideally placed to offer a credible alternative to the Big Four, where conflicts of interest continue to be a challenge.”