Ian Koxvold heads education strategy business of PwC

28 October 2015 Consultancy.uk

PwC has boosted its Education Strategy business with the appointment of Ian Koxvold as the Lead of the practice. The appointment follows PwC’s ambition to further develop its education strategy sector and the addition of Koxvold is expected to provide the firm with more value and insight for its clients.

Ian Koxvold joins PwC from Cairneagle Associates, where he has worked for almost 8 years as Partner and Head of the Education Practice, a practice he established and developed. Prior to joining Cairneagle Associates in 2008, Koxvold worked for IT services firm Opera Solutions as Engagement Manager for just under two years. Between 2005 and 2006, he was a Senior Consultant at CIL and between 2003 and 2005 a Senior Associate at Tyler & Company.

Koxvold started his career as Consultant at Credo in 1999 and holds a Master degree in Engineering from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge.

Ian Koxvold, PwC

As the new Head of the Education Strategy practice, Koxvold will be responsible for both transaction-related work and corporate strategy development. According to Nick George, Head of TMT for Strategy and Transactions Services at PwC, Koxvold’s addition brings a wealth of commercial experience and strategic leadership to the firm. “Ian’s appointment will allow us to provide more value and insight to our clients and drive further growth and development for the firm in this important sector,” George says.

Commenting on his move to PwC, Koxvold says: “I am really excited about joining PwC to develop their position in this exciting field. The education sector is transforming rapidly to support increasingly aspirational cohorts, spurred on by a growing sense that education is the key to individual and societal success. It is a privilege to be able to work with organisations that help so many young people.”

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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.