Morten Meltinis joins PA Consulting Group in Dubai

11 November 2015

PA Consulting Group has bolstered its ranks in the Middle East with Morten Meltinis, who joins from Deloitte Consulting, where he worked for the past four years. Meltinis relocates from Copenhagen, Denmark, and will be based in PA’s Dubai office.

After graduating with a BSc. in Computer Science and Business Administration and an MSc. in International Business, both from Copenhagen Business School, Morten Meltinis started his career in 2007 with Synercon, a Denmark-based consultancy that specialises in process improvements and technology. Roughly one and a half years later he joined Rehfeld Partners, a local firm with offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus that provides business intelligence solutions for the health industry. During his nearly four year stint at the BI specialist, Meltinis contributed to a range of projects in the area of diagnosis, digitisation of case administration and IT advisory.

PA Consulting adds Morten Meltinis to its team in Dubai

Most recently Meltinis served Deloitte Consulting, where he worked in the Delivery service line, the Big Four’s practice specialised in program and project management, with a focus on clients in the public sector. Among his key client achievements at the firm was the development of an application for the maintenance of the rules forming the basis of municipal co-financing in Denmark for the Danish health and medicines authority.

After four years with Deloitte, Meltinis last month decided to embark on a new challenge, remaining within the consulting industry, and joined PA Consulting Group, a UK-based business advisory founded in 1943. From PA’s base in Dubai – one of the firm’s three offices in the Middle East* – Meltinis will support PA’s regional project management team, as well as further advance the firm’s IT transformation management offerings.

"Morten has the knowledge and the experience to advise clients on when to use which project models to obtain the best results," says Jason Harborow, Head of PA Consulting Group Middle East and North Africa**. "He has a wide understanding of IT technologies and the communication skills to explain complex solutions to stakeholders at all levels, and will be a great asset to the company, and to our clients in this region."

Jason Harborow

Globally, PA has 2,600 consultants in 18 countries, jointly generating £423 million in revenues. Building on a recent investment received by private equity firm Carlyle, which valued PA Consulting at approximately $1 billion, the consultancy has set ambitious growth targets for the coming years.

* PA Consulting Group has been operating in the Gulf region for the last 30 years, delivering more than 150 projects in 13 Middle Eastern countries, across sectors including healthcare, financial services, transport, energy, government, defence and security, education and manufacturing.

** In a recent article featured on, Harborow highlighted the need for Middle East businesses to prepare for Generation Z, the youngest generation that consists of digital natives and highly connected decision makers.

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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.