Baringa adds three partners to UK leadership team

13 October 2015

London based management consultancy Baringa Partners has added three partners to its leadership team. Brynne Parker and Henning Bottger have been promoted from the internal ranks, while Mel Newton joins from Deloitte.

With 30+ partners and approximately 350 advisors Baringa Partners is one of the larger business advisories in the UK, and since 2011 the firm also operates a hub in Düsseldorf, serving clients across the DACH region. Baringa sets itself apart in the industry through its deep industry-focused approach, focused on three core markets:  Energy & Utilities, Finance Services and Telecoms and Media – a unit launched early this year. 

On the back of the firm’s growing portfolio, Baringa Partners has bolstered its leadership team with three new partners. Henning Bottger has worked in every one of Baringa’s energy sector practices since he joined in 2007 from Accenture, leading and delivering projects for a broad range of clients, including Centrica, EDF Energy, Sainsbury’s and more recently npower, E.ON and Osaka Gas. Bottger has in recent years been an “invaluable member” of the firm’s Energy Advisory Leadership Team, says Baringa Managing Partner Adrian Bettridge, and has also taken a lead role in building the practice’s Commercial Optimisation capability.

Brynne Parker, Henning Bottger, Mel Newton, Adrian Bettridge

The second new partner, Brynne Parker, joined Baringa nearly ten years ago, also from Accenture. Having worked with clients such as Centrica, Shell and EGC (an account which he led for two years), Parker has progressed from Senior Consultant to becoming a “recognised and trusted leader” within Baringa’s Markets and Trading practice. Parker, an expert in complex major project delivery, most recently also led the consultancy’s initiatives around Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and alumni. 

Bottger and Parker are accompanied by Mel Newton, who joins from Deloitte, taking on a role in Baringa’s Organisation & People leadership team, a unit which of late is facing strong client demand. Newton brings over 20 years of professional and consultancy experience in delivering people change programmes, including in projects around culture change, organisational design and people transition, as well as all aspects of change management. Prior to Deloitte she spent nearly ten years with Detica and Syntegra, BT’s former IT services subsidiary.

Bettridge says he is “thrilled to announce the three key appointments”, adding “Our people are one of our greatest assets. All three appointments showcase the strength of our internal talent as well as the quality of new hires that we are able to attract to Baringa.”


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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

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.