Ted Moynihan Managing Partner of Oliver Wyman FS

28 December 2015 Consultancy.uk

Oliver Wyman has promoted Ted Moynihan to Managing Partner of the Financial Services business. Moynihan, who has been a Partner and the EMEA Head of the Financial Services Practice, will leverage his extensive experience in banking, insurance and capital markets to lead the industry unit, both externally as well as internally.

Ted Moynihan has been with Oliver Wyman for nearly two decades. He joined the consultancy with a background in mathematics and control engineering, and during his first years at the firm he fulfilled roles that reflected this specialism. With time and experience Moynihan moved towards Financial Services (FS) and served some of the world’s leading investment banks on strategy and execution. His experience concentrates on investment banking strategy, as well as on regulatory reform and restructuring, and encompasses a number of portfolio and business line strategic reviews across securities trading, corporate finance, corporate banking, transaction banking, and securities services. Since 2012, Moynihan has been a Partner and EMEA Head of Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services Practice Group and Global Head of the Corporate & Institutional Banking Practice.

Moynihan holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.

Ted Moynihan and Scott McDonald

Moving once again in rank, Moynihan will take on the role of Managing Partner of Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services Practice as of 1 January 2016, based in London. As Managing Partner, Moynihan will join the Oliver Wyman Executive Committee and will report directly to Oliver Wyman President and CEO Scott McDonald. Commenting on the appointment, McDonald says: “I believe Ted brings the vision, drive and leadership required to support Oliver Wyman in our next stage of growth. He has a rare command of the broad range of issues that our banking, insurance, and public sector finance clients are facing.”

Moynihan adds that he sees his promotion as a tremendous honour as he will take on “a role leading in this incredible part of our business. I’m very excited about our future and I will do my utmost to find ways to continue to make our business, team, and culture even stronger.”

Last week Oliver Wyman announced the appointment of 40 new partners globally.

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Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

24 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Jen Speirs is set to take over from Alan Kelly as the Executive Creative Director of Accenture Interactive-owned agency Rothco. Speirs arrives as Kelly takes up the role of Chief Creative Officer at the firm.

Rothco is a full-service creative agency based in Dublin. Founded in 1995, the firm contains more than 150 strategic, creative, technology, design, project management and production professionals located in Ireland’s capital city. The agency strategically plans, designs and produces powerful communications campaigns across Europe for numerous iconic brands, including Tesco, Heineken and Lyons. Internationally recognised for its prowess in the sector, Rothco notably found success at the Cannes Lions awards in both 2015 and 2016.

Such success inevitably drew the eye of Accenture during its extended spending spree to strengthen its digital design and advertising offerings, housed under the Accenture Interactive moniker. A year after purchasing Rothco, Accenture Interactive has since continued this push into the advertising space, acquiring New York and London-based agency Droga5 earlier this month, and adding illustrious clients such as HBO, Amazon and The New York Times to its roster of clients. Despite its purchase, Rothco has also been undergoing its own period of change, however.

With the news that long-term incumbent Alan Kelly had won a promotion from his position as Executive Creative Director (ECD), the agency commenced a hunt for his replacement. Kelly joined Rothco nine years ago as a Copywriter, and has now worked his way up to the role of Chief Creative Officer. Assuming that office, he will pass on his previous role to Jen Speirs, who exits BMF Australia, relocating half way around the world to fill the vacancy.

Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

Speirs was appointed BMF’s Deputy Executive Creative Director in March 2018, having joined BMF as a creative director in 2016 from her previous role at Foxtel, where she was a Freelance Creative Director. Following her arrival at BMF, she worked across brands such as McDonald’s, Carefree, Arnott’s, Berlei, TAL, Bonds, BWS, UN Women and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, while her work has picked up awards at NY Festivals, Clio, AWARD, Cannes, Effies, Media Federation, Caples, and Spikes Asia. Speirs also worked at DDB Sydney as Creative Director for six years, with clients such as Telstra, Lipton and Johnson & Johnson.

Commenting on her new challenge, Speirs said, "When I look at a lot of Rothco's work, like JFK Unsilenced, the #takenotice breast cancer campaign on the Molly Malone Statue, Sleeping Flags – it all has that perfect combination of creativity, innovation and craft… So the opportunity to go and be a part of that, and work with the awesome people I’ve met so far, was far too good to say no to. I can’t wait to get over there and get stuck in.”

Remarking on Speirs’ arrival, Kelly added, "I am chuffed we have poached someone as incredibly talented as Jen Speirs. I think it’s a testament to the work we are doing in Rothco that we are attracting world-class talent like Jen to these shores. Jen is a super addition to the team as she is both gifted and decent, two qualities we always look for when we hire. I also may have told her that Dublin's weather is pretty much the same as Sydney's – hopefully, she hasn't fact-checked this yet."

Related: Accenture's push into the creative sector is an identity crisis.