Blair Robinson and Helen Bentley join EY Consulting as partners

31 March 2021 3 min. read
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EY has boosted its Consulting practice in the UK and Ireland with the appointment of two new Partners. Helen Bentley moves to the role from EY Japan, while Blair Robinson arrives from a senior role with Dixons Carphone.

Commenting on both appointments, Benoit Laclau, EY UK&I Managing Partner for Consulting, said, “I am delighted to welcome Helen and Blair to our team. They each bring specialist knowledge and experience that will further strengthen our consulting capabilities. This move continues our commitment to both clients, our people and the firm’s long-term growth ambitions.”

Helen Bentley specialises in business transformation, service design and experience design, and arrives with EY’s UK and Ireland business as a Partner, having previously been one of the initial members of the EY Consulting business in Japan. There, she focused on digital strategy, innovation and customer experience, and in 2019 was awarded the British Business Innovation Award, presented by the British Ambassador to Japan.

Blair Robinson and Helen Bentley join EY Consulting as partners

Her new role will see Bentley work to help expand EY’s private equity practice, while applying her public sector experience to further build the firm’s government and energy sectors. Based in London, she will also continue her work with Asian and multinational clients, having joined the leadership team of EY Seren – which forms part of the UK and Ireland Consulting business – helping to oversee the firm’s experience design capabilities.

Reflecting on the news, Bentley stated, “It is great to be working with EY’s dynamic and talented team in the UK and Ireland. There remain significant challenges within the current business landscape, however it is an interesting and exciting time to be helping clients develop their strategies and transformation programmes for a post-pandemic environment to help them drive long-term sustainable growth.”

Blair Robinson meanwhile joins EY as a Partner from Dixons Carphone, where he was People Operations and Transformation Director, and won the SAP quality award at Dixons Carphone for the first finance digitisation programme powered by S4 Hana. Prior to that, he worked with PwC for a decade, and spent six years with Deloitte, as a qualified chartered accountant with extensive experience in finance transformation.

In his new role based in London, Robinson will focus on helping organisations set up, improve and digitise their finance functions, supporting clients to transform their businesses.

Speaking on his latest challenge, Robinson remarked, “I joined EY because of the culture and the talented people I would get to work with. My focus will be predominantly on working with consumer goods and retail clients in the UK and globally. I am looking forward to helping companies in these sectors to shape their future plans and capitalise on the transformational growth opportunities that the rapidly evolving digital environment presents.”