AAB Consulting announces pivotal leadership appointments

AAB Consulting Gareth Edwards (L) & Stephen Carmichael (R)

ANDERSON Anderson & Brown Consulting Limited (AAB Consulting), the dedicated consulting arm of the AAB Group, has announced two key leadership team appointments following another year of strong growth. Stephen Carmichael and Gareth Edwards have both joined the firm.

Stephen joins AAB in the role of Managing Consultant, having spent the past eight years at a global innovation and transformation consultancy where he worked with a range of Whitehall clients, including the Ministry of Defence and several Scottish Government agencies.

Commenting on his appointment, Lesley Fordyce, CEO of AAB Consulting, said: “Having known Stephen for a long time, we are delighted to bring him into our team. His collaborative approachand sound knowledge of operations and organisational design will bring a raft of benefits to our clients and the business as a whole.”

Stephen added: “I am delighted to be joining this exciting, growing firm. I am seriously impressed by the quality of the team, their growth ambition, and clients, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Gareth Edwards joins in the role of Director. He moves from Wipro Digital, having previously led the Deloitte Digital practice in Scotland where he was responsible for the growth of the business from just four to 25+ members of staff over three years. His time at Deloitte saw him working with clients such as Stagecoach, the Lawn Tennis Association and M&G Pru.

Mark Bell, Partner at AAB Consulting, said: “We have got to know Gareth well over the last 12 months when he mentored some of our small business clients and are very pleased he’s agreed to join us. Digital strategy is key for our clients and we believe that bringing in someone with Gareth’s experience reflects our real commitment to that area of our business.”

On his appointment, Gareth said “It’s always been my ambition to work with a consultancy that is truly client focused and where I can make a meaningful impact. The team at AAB have impressed me – their care for their clients and each other is obvious and I couldn’t be happier to be making this move.”

AAB Consulting recently celebrated its third anniversary. The firm is part of the AAB Group, a tech-enabled business critical services group with a team of over 450 personnel and offices across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Leeds and London.

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