Adam Connell leads management consultancy Q5 in Cardiff

06 April 2022 2 min. read
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Q5 has appointed Adam Connell as its new Head of Q5 Cardiff. He takes on the role having played a key role in the firm’s support of NHS Wales throughout the pandemic.

Founded in 2009, Q5 is a UK headquartered consultancy with international offices in the US, Asia and Australia. 2021 was a busy year for Q5 domestically too, moving into a new London HQ in Smith Square, and building their operations in Leeds and Cardiff. As the firm looks to boost its new operations in the Welsh capital, it has appointed a new leader of its Cardiff office.

Adam Connell arrived at Q5 in 2019, joining on the back of a career in human resources. Having been an Area HR Manager with Sainsbury’s, he held the role of Senior HR Policy Advisor with University College London, before taking on the position of HR Business Partner with the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Adam Connell leads management consultancy Q5 in Cardiff

Q5 UK Managing Director Jim Dobel commented, “We’re thrilled that Adam has chosen to take on this important leadership role as we look to build on the great work of the past two years and grow our team in Wales and the South West. Adam is passionate about the region and looks forward to connecting with leaders of businesses and organisations in Wales and the South West to discuss how we can support them to become healthier and more successful organisations.”

At Q5, Connell has worked for clients in both retail and the public sector, across a range of projects focused on organisation design, change management, and global reward. In relation to public sector work, he is also able to draw on his experience as a Councillor with the Hammersmith and Fulham Council. First elected in 2014, he currently sits as the Cabinet Member for Public Services Reform with the body.

During the pandemic, Connell has also been a core member of Q5’s team supporting NHS Wales – initially playing a key role in the Programme Management Office at Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig (Dragon’s Heart Hospital), at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. He subsequently supported a wide range of work from Covid-19 vaccinations to leadership development.

Speaking on his new challenge, Connell said, “I’m delighted to be taking on the challenge of leading our Cardiff team and returning home to Wales with my family. It’s an exciting time for Q5 and I look forward to introducing our new Pop-Up Consulting offer to social enterprises and charities in Wales and the South West later this year.”