North Highland promotes Charles Vivian to Market Lead

14 April 2016

North Highland has promoted Charles Vivian to the role of Market Lead in London. Incumbent Tony Doocey ascends to the role of Global Media, Entertainment & Communications Lead.

Over the past five years Vivian served as the President of North Highland's Managed Services Division. Under his leadership the unit booked strong growth, nearly doubling in size. Previously he was responsible for defining all market facing services in the UK and led North Highland's inorganic growth initiative, incubating 2 new ventures.

Vivian joined North Highland in 2010 from Zogix, a provider of sustainability solutions, a company which he co-founded in 2006. Concurrently, between 2007 and 2009, he was an Associate at Moorhouse Consulting. Vivian started his career at Weatherall Green and Smith (now Atis Real) as a Surveyor, and later on worked nine years for Deloitte in the firm's Strategy & Operations, Telecommunication Media and Technology and Public Sector Practices.

Vivian holds a Bachelor of Science in Land Management, Commercial property development, investment and management from Université de Caen Normandie and a Diploma in Economics and Business French.

Charles Vivian - North Highland

North Highland recently announced that Vivian has been promoted to the role of London Market Lead – displacing incumbent Tony Doocey who takes on the role of North Highland’s Global Media, Entertainment & Communications Lead. The promotion reflects Vivian’s strong performance within his previous roles at the consultancy, says the firm.

Albert Rees, President, North America and the UK, North Highland says: “We’re excited to announce the appointment of Charles to London Market Lead. He is an experienced leader and entrepreneur who brings energy, vision and operational expertise to build on the excellent work done by Tony, who has played an integral part in developing the offer and client base of our London practice. Charles will be driving a growth agenda, focused on helping our clients meet the rapid, disruptive and customer centric challenges and opportunities of today’s business world.”

Vivian comments: “With so much opportunity in London, it’s a very exciting time for me to be taking the reins. My ambition is to deepen our client portfolio in the UK, using collaboration and innovation to drive growth and harness our special North Highland culture.”

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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.