Ashlin Noonan joins Woking consulting team of Mercer

18 February 2016

Mercer has appointed Ashlin Noonan as a Senior Investment Consultant to its Woking consulting team. Noonan brings with her more than 12 years of consulting experience, and will provide a full range of investment consulting services to expands the firm’s UK offering.

Prior to joining Mercer, Noonan was the Head of Investment Consulting Cartwright Group. In her role at the firm, she was responsible for building an investment consulting service to meet the needs of existing and prospective clients. Between 2007 and 2012 Noonan worked in South Africa at Novare Actuaries and Consultants as Head of Asset Liability Modelling and Strategy Formulation. Prior to which, between 2004 and 2007, Noonan was an Investment Consultant at Watson Wyatt (currently Willis Towers Watson*). Previous to which, between 2002 and 2005, Noonan worked at KPMG as an Actuarial Analyst. She started her career at Andersen, where she worked as an Actuarial Analyst for roughly a year.

Noonan holds a BSc in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics from Dublin City University and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries from the Institute of Actuaries.

Ashlin Noonan - Mercer

Noonan recently joined Mercer’s Woking consulting team as a Senior Investment Consultant. In her new role she will be responsible for expanding the firm’s client base, as well as supporting clients on a full range of instatement consulting services, including strategy, manager structure, manager selection and performance monitoring. Noonan remarks: “I am excited to join Mercer and look forward to joining a team committed in helping clients implement innovative solutions to meet their needs.”

Commenting on the new appointment, UK Head of Investments, Steven Blackie says “Ashlin is an excellent addition to the strong advisory consulting team based in Woking and will help strengthen existing business and grow our client base both in Woking and across the UK.”

Across the UK, Mercer has 17 offices. Globally the firm – part of Marsh & McLennan Companies – employs over 22,000 professionals, making it one of the largest HR consultancies of the globe.

* In 2009 Watson Wyatt merged with Towers Perrin, creating Towers Watson, and earlier this year Willis Towers Watson was established following the merger between Willis Group and Towers Watson.


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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.