Roy Campbell has joined Cambridge Corporate Management as a management consultant, specialising in strategic marketing and business planning for the insurance industry sector. He was formerly with Steamship Mutual and has 12 years of commercial and insurance management experience with The Swire Group and Thomas Miller & Co.
Neil Copling of CMG has been promoted to the position of associate director with responsibility for the management of the company’s relationship with defence agencies. He will be involved in year 2000 work as well as project management and implementation. Copling has been with the company since 1986. In a separate move, Stevan Mayhew joins as a consultant responsible for developing customer relationships within CMG’s SAP division. Mayhew has previously worked in sales and business development at a number of companies including software house ABS and Reuters.
Claire Gates moves to the position of director of consulting for Safetynet, a business continuity and disaster recovery provider. She will be responsible for the analysis, planning, implementation and delivery of the firm’s consultancy services worldwide. Three risk management consultants also join: John Matthews from MJF Data Management; Liz Whitworth from AT&T and Ron Miller from Guardian Insurance.
Deloitte Consulting has appointed three new partners: David Boyd joins as a partner in the enterprise applications solutions service line within the manufacturing industry group. He joins from KPMG where he was a partner; Lawrence Hutter joins as a partner responsible for customer care solutions as part of a deal through which Deloitte will take over his consultancy, Customers, which he founded 10 years ago. Nick Pflaeger becomes a partner in technology transformation within the utilities industry group. Pflaeger joins from EDS where he was industry director for transportation in Europe, the Middle East and
KPMG has promoted Paul Witting to the position of partner within its IT practice. Witting will lead the firm’s UK SAP implementation practice and will represent Europe for KPMG’s global leadership team for SAP.
In addition, Keith Rowling has been promoted to the position of director within the IT practice. He will specialise in the implementation of SAP R/3.
John Lowndes has left his position as UK marketing director at Rover Cars to join Gemini Consulting. Lowndes who was responsible for the company’s recent “Cool Britannia” advertising campaign had been with Rover for 22 years. At Gemini he will be involved with a number of clients but not with Rover itself.
Ernst & Young has appointed a new director in its business risk consulting practice. Dr Joseph Tanega, a writer and lecturer on risk management joins the firm after five years as a freelance consultant. He has experience in areas such as corporate financial strategy risk and legal and financial risk. He has also acted as the European Commission’s leading consultant to the Russian nuclear ministry. Tanega will concentrate on developing Ernst & Young’s risk management thinking.
Druid has appointed David Ashcroft as a principal consultant within its business transformation division. He will be responsible for leading and directing the development of business design consultancy at Druid.
Consultancy William M Mercer, which specialises in actuarial and human resource consulting, has appointed a new consultant to its human resources team: Bernasia Halikowa joins from KPMG where she headed a team of consultants in Manchester, Liverpool and Stoke.
Sypol Environmental Management has appointed Gerald Spary as a health and safety consultant for Wales and the West Country. Spary will work with existing clients and identify health and safety issues in the workplace.
PA Consulting has strengthened its interim management practice with the appointment of David Bradford. Bradford who joins from NBS will be responsible for developing financial services and the utilities sector.
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