Tina Hallett leads PwC Government & Public Sector group

15 September 2014 Consultancy.uk

Accounting and consulting firm PwC has appointed Tina Hallett to lead firm’s Government & Public Sector group. Hallett, who has been working for PwC since 1990, previously led the firm’s Central Government practice for three years.

Tina Hallett is a specialist in the people aspects of change and transformation, with a focus on the public sector. She joined PwC in 1982, after graduating from The University of Manchester. With the exception of two years (1988 – 1990; when she worked for rival Deloitte), she spent her entire career at PwC. In 1999 she was appointed to partner and over the past years has fulfilled several leadership roles in PwC’s Government and Public Sector industry. In her last role, she led the firm’s Central Government practice for three years.

Tina Hallett - Government and Public Sector - PwC

Besides her professional expertise, Hallett is recognised as an expert / role model in the field of diversity. She was a founding member of the PwC Women’s network, providing support and role models for women at all stages in their career at the firm. She also worked with the Ministry of Justice to create an innovative public -private co-coaching initiative designed to connect and coach women in the public and private sectors. Hallett served for three years as an independent member of the Ministry of Defence’s Diversity Board to support their progress on diversity.

As the lead for the Government & Public Sector group, Hallett will lead PwC’s multi-disciplinary team working with organisations across local and central government, health, education, transport, housing, defence and international development.

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Recently PwC appointed also appointed Daniel Dzenkowski as Director Insurance, Leigh Bates as Director Data Analytics and George Stylianides as the new head of its Financial Services Risk and Regulation practice.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

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.