Move of the month
Michael Chamberlain joins Arthur D Little to lead its consulting services to media clients in Europe. Based in London, he becomes leader of the UK TIME practice (Telecommunications, IT, Media and Electronics).
Chamberlain joins from media consultants Laurie-Chamberlain Communications. He has experience in all forms of media.
If you had an extra hour in the day how would you spend it?
Writing a best-selling novel
Which company do you most admire?
IBM, for turning itself around
What is your greatest professional achievement?
Founding Marketing Week as editor/publisher
What is your greatest professional regret?
Not founding Wired
What is the biggest challenge consultants face?
What was your last cultural experience?
Hansel & Gretel at the Sydney Opera House last month
How do you relax?
Being walked by my Bernese Mountain Dog
Which company/organisation would you like to turn around?
What would you like to be doing in 10 years’ time?
Dancing at my daughters’ weddings
Which two words turn your stomach?
In conversation with Martin Coyle.
DA Consulting Group has made two new appointments. Nicholas Marriner becomes chairman and chief executive officer. He has been CEO since 1993 as well as company president. His new extended role will involve him concentrating on opportunities arising within the ERP market. Patrick Newton becomes company president as well as retaining his responsibilities as company chief operating officer. The founder of DA, Val Pierpont, retires as company chairman but remains on the board of directors.
Arthur Andersen has appointed Chris Wright to its northen region business consulting team. Wright joins from Vertex, the business outsourcing division of United Utilities, where he was IT project manager. Prior to that, he worked in business consultancy for five years.
Druid has appointed Graham Turner as senior finance consultant to its Baan consulting team. He will be responsible for recruitment, knowledge transfer and training within the group. Turner will also work on implementation projects at client sites. He previously worked as a financial consultant for Baan South Africa where he managed projects for a number of multinational manufacturing and distribution companies.
Mark Child moves to MCP Management Consultants as assistant partner.
He will use his knowledge of risk techniques in maintenance in the company’s north east region. He has previous consultancy experience with TACS where he was involved in consultancy work with the Ministry of Defence as well as risk based maintenance within the oil and gas sector.
Catherine Morley becomes the principal consultant in the risk practice at TCA Consulting, a business systems consultancy to the banking industry.
She will be involved in the credit risk services that the company offers, particularly credit policy, risk management strategy, systems design, selection and implementation. Morley joins TCA from HSBC Holdings where she was a manager in group treasury.
Ellis Hayward Consulting has appointed three new consultants to its business. Phil Donnison joins from Brathay Development Training and will specialise in management and organisational development. Nick Foyle, who has been an independent consultant, will provide consultancy and training support on company projects. Caryn Vanstone also joins the company.
She has recently been involved in leading and developing a team of internal change consultants in the water industry. She has experience in development, team building, culture change and project management.
Secor Consulting has appointed Clive Fray as managing consultant to the company’s telecoms and utilities consulting practice. He will be responsible for building account relationships with utility organisations and developing business within the sector. Fray joins from Parity Solutions where he was the top performing account manager in 1997.
Change management consultancy Catalyst has appointed Terry Lamb as managing director. Lamb joins from Unisys where he was vice president of European outsourcing. He takes over from Greg Davis. With over 20 years’ experience in business management, Lamb has previously worked for Logica and Ernst & Young.
Forte Software has appointed Tristram Spencer as technical consultant. With almost 20 years’ iin the IT industry, Spencer has worked for Actuate Software, Hewlett-Packard and Protek.
CMG has promoted Ray Northcott to the position of divisional director in its advanced technology division. He will be responsible for the delivery of services to customers in banking, insurance, transport, logistics, utilities and the oil sectors. Northcott joined CMG as a consultant in 1992. He became an associate director in 1993. He has previously worked for PA, Butler Cox and Network Advantage.
Bob Tyrrell, former chief executive and chairman of the Henley centre, joins strategy consultancy Cognosis as a non-executive development partner. Cognosis specialises in helping organisations find new ways of creating sustainable value through their brands.
Barclays has partnered with accounting software company Xero to provide businesses with access to transaction data through its direct feed.
Government's estimate of a £400m admin saving from Making Tax Digital is way off - and is instead a huge cost burden, warns Lamont Pridmore chief executive Graham Lamont
Xero unveiled its expanded global partner programme at Xerocon South, the accounting technology conference in Australasia
Accountancy software firm Sage has been hit by a data breach which may have compromised the personal details and bank account details of as many as 300 UK businesses