PwC US Appoints Thomas Codd Human Capital Leader

16 October 2014 Consultancy.uk

Professional services firm PwC has appointed Thomas Codd as the new Human Capital Leader for its US practice. Codd, who has been working at PwC for the past 32 years, has fulfilled several leading roles in the past, and will be responsible for PwC’s talent strategy.

Thomas Codd joined PwC 32 years ago straight out of Purdue University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and Accounting, and has since climbed through the ranks. In 1994, Codd was appointed Partner, in 1998 he took on the role of South-West Region Middle Market Services Leader, in 2003 he was promoted to Dallas Private Company Services Leader, and just four years later he took on the role of North Texas Assurance Leader. Subsequently, he was appointed to North Texas Managing Partner in 2009. In addition to these functions, Codd also was a member of the US Board of Partners and Principals of PwC from 2005 until 2011.

During his career at PwC, Codd has specialised in auditing, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, IPO and secondary offering processes, and has served serving public and private equity owned companies.

Thomas Codd - Human Capital Leader PwC

In his new role as US Human Capital Leader and a Vice Chairman, Codd will be responsible for driving the firm’s talent strategy. This includes the programs and policies around flexibility, engagement, career progression and leadership development. Codd succeeds Terri McClements who has been named PwC’s Washington Metro Market Managing Partner. “Tom has the passion, skills and experience to lead our Human Capital team and shape the future of our talent strategy. Under Tom’s leadership, we will continue to evolve the ways in which we create a more flexible and diverse culture so we attract the top talent with the most relevant skills to serve our purpose and our stakeholders,” comments Bob Moritz, PwC’s US chairman and Senior Partner, on Codd’s appointment.

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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.