Oliver Wyman names Lisa Quest the new head of UK and Ireland
Lisa Quest has today been appointed head of UK with responsibility for Ireland at global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, a business of Marsh McLennan.
In her new role, Lisa will take over from David Gillespie on 1 January 2023 and report to Christian Edelmann, managing partner, Europe, and will lead the firm’s UK and Ireland businesses while continuing to co-head the public sector practice across Europe.
As a senior partner and a member of the European Leadership team, Lisa specialises in advising senior civil servants and policymakers on data-driven transformational change. Her experience spans numerous industries, particularly in capital markets, private equity and the public sector, including financial and digital economy regulation.
Lisa is also committed to using her platform to drive diversity and inclusion through core commercial operations. She is the recipient of numerous diversity awards including the 2019 and 2022 Heroes Executive Role Model award, and is in the 2021 and 2022 Management Today Mentor of the Year Shortlist.
Lisa Quest, head of UK with responsibility for Ireland and co-head of Public Sector, Europe, Oliver Wyman, said: “As a hub for national and globally significant work, the UK and Ireland are key for the growth of Oliver Wyman. In challenging economic times, the need for sound, data-driven advice is crucial. As the premier firm for data-driven strategy, I’m looking forward to working closely with our teams to serve our clients and communities. I look forward to taking on the mantle as we enter a period of rapid economic change.”
Christian Edelmann, managing partner, Europe, added: “Lisa’s breadth of experience not only managing commercially complex engagements and being at the intersection of the public and private sectors, but also championing diverse teams makes the ideal candidate to head up the UK and oversee Ireland. I have full conviction that Lisa will continue to grow the business at a crucial time for the global economy, drawing on various skills and experience to achieve breakthroughs.”
In addition to her executive career, Lisa is a Visiting Academic Fellow with the Centre for Risk and Regulation, part of the London School of Economics, promoting a safe digital economy. She is also a board member of Best Beginning which assists immigrants from diverse backgrounds to navigate the NHS and encourage child development using an innovative app-based customised engagement model. Outside of work Lisa is a mother to two young boys and a proud Canadian who has called the UK home for nearly a decade.