London (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
MorganFranklin Consulting, an international business operations improvement and transformation firm, has underlined its growth and investment in the UK and Europe with the appointment of a top-level advisory board of five well-known City of London business leaders. Hans Christian Iversen, Managing Director of MorganFranklin Consulting in London, today announced the appointment of advisers Clive Ansell, former president of BT Global Services; John Harley, the former head of European mergers and acquisitions at Ernst & Young; David Pitt-Watson, a leading figure in the UK pension industry and former head of Hermes Focus Fund; Ian Smith, the former head of Oracle UK; and Tim Steel, the former chairman of Cazenove Capital Management in London.
MorganFranklins London office, based at St. Pauls, was established in 2007 and has been expanding to support European clients and US customers with global operations. In 2012, MorganFranklin was named one of the leading business transformation consultancies in the United States.
This announcement underlines our serious intent in London. We now have in place five distinguished financial and business figures with a diversity of experiences, yet all have a deep understanding of how transformation builds major success, said Iversen, who joined MorganFranklin at the start of 2013. Delivering strategic transformation is the primary aim for our clients as we grow MorganFranklin in Europe. I am thrilled to have such an illustrious group of professionals join our advisory board and bring a wealth of high-level corporate business experience that we can leverage.
Clive Ansell previously served as group strategy director of BT Group and regional director for London, where he played a core role in the London 2012 Olympic bid team. While at BT, Ansell undertook a range of executive jobs, including chief negotiator and architect with Ofcom on the UK regulatory settlement for BTs national telecom strategy. He also launched BTs Openreach business. Ansell is patron of Crimestoppers, a charity focused in reporting crime, and previously served as chairman of London Crimestoppers. Im delighted to be joining the advisory board. Many major corporates are required to make fundamental changes in the way they operate. This is a great opportunity to help build MorganFranklin as the leading transformational change business based in London, Ansell said.
John Harley served as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ernst & Young before retiring in early 2011. Since the mid-1990s, Harley focused on the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sector and more recently on private equity, serving as Ernst & Young’s Global Sector leader. He is now deputy chairman of the University of Brighton, senior adviser to Alvarez & Marsal, and chairman of Groundwork London, one of the UKs leading charities. On 1 April 2013, Harley will begin his appointment on the Competition Commission panel, and he is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). I am looking forward to working with Hans Christian and his team to apply my past experiences in developing successful professional services businesses for the benefit of MorganFranklin,” Harley said.
David Pitt-Watson was co-founder and managing director of Braxton Associates (now part of Deloitte Consulting). He also served as a director of Hermes Fund Managers, where he was responsible for shareholder activist funds and the establishment of the Hermes Equity Ownership Services, which now has more than