Quantuma welcomes Kate Hart as Managing Director

17 March 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Quantuma has boosted its forensic accounting practice with the appointment of a new Managing Director. Kate Hart joins the business advisory firm having spent more than a decade with Deloitte’s forensic group.

Gavin Pearson, Head of the London and Southern forensic accounting team at Quantuma, stated, “I have known and respected Kate within the forensic accounting market for a number of years and am delighted she has decided to join our growing forensic practice. Kate has a fantastic reputation within the market for her no nonsense, user friendly and pragmatic attitude. Her appointment will further reinforce our position as one of the leading mid-market forensic accounting teams in the UK.”

Hart brings more than 20 years of forensic accounting experience to the firm, and is an established expert witness, having been personally involved in hundreds of engagements across a range of forensic disciplines, giving evidence on numerous occasions.

Quantuma welcomes Kate Hart as Managing Director

Prior to joining Quantuma, Hart spent 10 years with professional services firm Roffe Swayne, where established the forensic services offering and built a team of five people, which she led for nine years. Before this, Hart spent 13 years with Big Four firm Deloitte, within its forensic group, working on a range of commercial contractual and transaction related disputes.

In her new role within Quantuma’s London and Southern team, Hart will continue working with lawyers across the UK and beyond, specialising in expert witness and advisory work on civil litigation and matrimonial cases. She will play a key role in driving the practice’s growth over the coming months and years, working alongside the existing senior team of Gavin Pearson, Robert Parry and Gordon Hodgen.

At the same time, she will continue to act as Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’s Forensic Advisory Group.

Commenting on her appointment, Hart said, “The pace at which Quantuma has grown over recent years has been impressive, and the firm’s full advisory service both in the UK and overseas is an attractive offering. Quantuma has established a very well-regarded forensic accounting and investigations capability and I am looking forward to contributing to its development at an exciting point in the firm’s journey.”

Quantuma’s forensic accounting and investigation team has grown significantly since its formation in 2018. Hart’s arrival helps to cement its position as one of the UK’s leading mid-market forensic accounting teams, being regularly instructed on some of the UK’s largest dispute matters. The news also follows a strong period of growth for the firm, buoyed by the firm’s merger with AIM listed K3 Capital and Essex-based management consultancy Aspect Plus in 2020.