Chris Phillips joins Quantuma as Managing Director

28 April 2023 2 min. read
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Forensic accountant and investigations professional Chris Phillips has joined cross-border advisory firm Quantuma. Phillips becomes a Managing Director in Quantuma’s London office.

Phillips said, “I am delighted to have joined Quantuma as it embarks on its next chapter, preparing to accelerate its already impressive growth, with the recent investment by Sun Capital. I was attracted by the firm’s drive and ambition and have been extremely impressed by the quality and profile of work the team undertakes and the collaborative approach the firm applies to client engagements.”

Looking ahead, Phillips will work to develop the London based investigations team of Quantuma, while joining forces with colleagues from across the firm’s international offices. This includes collaborating with Angela Barkhouse in the Caribbean, Yaser Dajani in the Middle East and Gavin Pearson in London – helping to drive forward the firm’s cross-border investigations and business intelligence practice.

Chris Phillips joins Quantuma as Managing Director

Phillips’ extensive experience includes recent investigations into major infrastructure projects and allegations of procurement fraud, bid rigging, bribery and corruption, analysis of wasted costs involving a luxury hotel development, investigations into alleged bribery involving a major bank in sub-Sahara Africa and advising companies in developing strategic frameworks to address the threats of economic crime. He joins from the London arm of US consulting firm Alvarez and Marsal, where he served as managing director for three years. Prior to this he spent thirty years at Deloitte, where he held senior roles in Melbourne, Sydney, Geneva and Zurich before returning to London.

Quantuma CEO, Carl Jackson, added, “Over the course of the last five years we have built a highly regarded disputes and eDiscovery team in the UK, which acts for some of the world’s leading law firms, and regularly undertakes high profile domestic and international assignments. The recruitment of a London-based anchor for our international investigations team is the obvious next step for Quantuma. I am delighted that Chris has chosen to join us and look forward to him developing and growing our London-based investigations practice, as we build a team of investigations and business intelligence professionals around him.”

A member of the K3 Capital Group, Quantuma recently received investment from the European arm of US private equity firm, Sun Capital Partners. The consultancy employs over 400 staff who operate from its 24 offices located across the UK and in key international financial centres.