Brighter Consultancy appoints Simon Davis as new chair

07 September 2023 2 min. read
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UK-headquartered Brighter Consultancy has continued a period of growth and change, with the appointment of a new chair. Simon Davis will now lead the firm’s board, as it looks to expand the business further.

Brighter Consultancy founder and CEO Dean Manning commented, "We believe this is a great hire. We have worked with Simon for a number of years, and are really excited that he has agreed to join us at this stage of our growth and development. We look forward to continuing to deliver for our clients as we grow the business."

Founded in 2017, UK-headquartered Brighter is a cross-industry professional services firm, offering change and technology advisory work to clients around the world. Davis previously engaged Brighter for support in a major corporate project, while he was the CEO of a global payments business – something which he says showed him how it was “positively differential to other major consultancy businesses”.

Brighter Consultancy appoints Simon Davis as new chair

“When they invited me to become chair, it was a very easy decision,” Davis stated. “I very much look forward to helping ensure that Brighter Group achieves its long-term ambitions, while delivering excellent outcomes for its clients."

Over a career spanning almost four decades, Davis has built a reputation as an experienced leader, CEO, COO, CRO, board adviser and strategic consultant. He has held executive roles with Guardian Financial Services, ePayments, and sajdconsulting, among other businesses.

As the chair of Brighter, Davis will lead the firm’s board, ensuring it focuses on delivering great outcomes for its clients, while building on its excellent reputation in the market for outstanding execution and service. A statement from the firm added that the firm hoped his “capability, insight and value” will help Brighter “continue to develop service offerings and achieve growth ambitions.”

The news follows Brighter’s announcement that it has expanded into Ireland. The firm’s new office in Dublin will enhancing the firm’s current risk, actuarial, financial and technology service offerings, helping expand the firm’s international reach. As well as providing solutions to new customers, this also offers up fresh opportunities to existing customers, too.