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After graduating from York University in 2006 with a masters degree in Physics, I instantly decided that a career in technology was for me. I joined Accenture’s technology consulting practice where I ...
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While there is the opportunity to aim for partnership, it is definitely not the sole focus for our consultants and there is no obligation for this to be an objective – partnership doesn’t suit everyone’s preferences and we also strongly value consultants who set alternative career goals within or outside Berkeley. This creates a culture focused on collaboration not competition which stands us apart from other consulting firms.
Kirsty started her management consultancy career in 1999, having graduated from Liverpool University with a degree in Geography.
Attracted by the opportunity to work on a wide variety of assignments for top tier clients, Kirsty joined the Berkeley Partnership in 2007 from Accenture.
Kirsty took on the role of Defect Manager at a global oil major to lead defect management for a large SAP implementation with an aggressive timeline. At Go Live, Kirsty also supported the transition to Early Life Support, working alongside the business and support teams.
Worked with a global products major to help implement a large scale, global financial transformation programme. This included data input tool for use across all global sites that both the business and technical teams would endorse.
Kirsty designed a new operating model for a global oil major’s learning and development function including writing the business case, the costing and the planning.
Kirsty worked with a European retail major to help implement its UK strategy program plan and to establish a governance model.
Kirsty spent 12 months as an integrated project plan and assurance manager for a global hardware and services corporation.
Kirsty’s role was extended a further two years to lead their UK implementation of a multi release SAP and system replacement programme.
Kirsty went on a well-deserved six month sabbatical to travel the world!
Back to work, Kirsty helped a global oil major design an SAP upgrade approach and create an implementation plan.
Kirsty then moved to a major consumer goods organisation, where she has been developing a five-year IT strategy and roadmap for their HR function. She has recently been extended to support the implementation of that strategy.
In July 2014, Kirsty became a Partner.
Olavi started his consultancy career in 2003, having graduate from The University of Edinburgh with a Masters in Business.
Olavi joined Berkeley as a Consultant in 2012, leaving Accenture as a Senior Manager after 9 years on large scale business transformation projects, across the Health and Government sectors.
Started with an SVP level commercial contracts review of a large scale Business Intelligence implementation at a global FMCG company, unique as the review was co-sponsored by the supplier in this contract, a Big 4 consultancy firm.
Led the IT mobilisation and planning of a consumer engagement strategy at a global FMCG company, including architecting and managing the supplier selection process.
Olavi was then brought in to run a business process improvement workstream at a UK regulator to over-haul and improve the efficiency of a key regulatory process.
Olavi joined a global ERP roll-out project at an international medical equipment supplier, working with the management team to support a business critical go-live in North America and Canada.
Working with the senior management team, Olavi architected a new Risk framework across a key business unit at a UK regulator, including the implementation approach and a subsequent project to deliver this across the departments in the unit.
Jenny started her consultancy career in 2000 after graduating from the University of Warwick with a Masters Degree in Physics.
Jenny was brought in to project manage the global change impact of new HR principles for a multi-national pharmaceutical firm
Worked with a global FMCG to help implement a global governance structure for their £50m single solution logistics programme.
In June 2013, Jenny developed the business model and supporting business case for a £25m programme to help a major oil company implement a global cash and banking hub.
Jenny helped one of the UK’s largest public services providers redefine their IT Strategy and develop a five year roadmap for their core systems.
Jenny is currently working with a global FMCG, managing the Change activities to support the initial rollout of a range of Agile technologies, and defining the strategy for the longer term adoption.