EY continues to grow its Consulting practice with the appointment of two Partners, Helen Bentley and Blair Robinson.
Helen joins the UK and Ireland business as a Partner and was previously one of the initial members of the EY Consulting business in Japan where she focused on digital strategy, innovation and customer experience. Helen specialises in business transformation, service design and experience design, and in 2019 was awarded the British Business Innovation Award, presented by the British Ambassador to Japan.
In her new role, Helen will help grow EY’s Private Equity practice and will apply her public sector experience to further build the firm’s Government and Energy sectors. She will also continue her work with Asian, especially Japanese, multinational clients. Helen has joined the leadership team of EY Seren, which forms part of the UK and Ireland Consulting business and will help oversee the firm’s experience design capabilities.
Blair joins EY as a Partner from Dixons Carphone where he was People Operations and Transformation Director. Prior to that, he worked at other Big Four firms. Blair is a qualified chartered accountant with extensive experience in finance transformation, in particular global business services and technology enabled transformation in the Retail and Consumer Business and Services sector. Blair won the SAP quality award at Dixons Carphone for the first finance digitisation programme powered by S4 Hana and has also published papers on reporting in retail.
In his new role, Blair will focus on helping organisations set up, improve and digitise their finance functions, supporting clients to transform their businesses. Blair has a BSc. in Accounting from Queen’s University Belfast.
Commenting on both appointments, Benoit Laclau, EY UK&I Managing Partner for Consulting, said: “I am delighted to welcome Helen and Blair to our team and I am looking forward to working alongside them. They each bring specialist knowledge and experience that will further strengthen our Consulting capabilities.
“Announcing Helen and Blair’s arrival and the wider appointments recently made across our Consulting practice continues our commitment to both clients, our people and the firm’s long-term growth ambitions.”
Helen Bentley said: “It is great to be working with EY’s dynamic and talented team in the UK and Ireland. There remain significant challenges within the current business landscape, however it is an interesting and exciting time to be helping clients develop their strategies and transformation programmes for a post-pandemic environment to help them drive long-term sustainable growth.”
Blair Robinson said: “I joined EY because of the culture and the talented people I would get to work with. My focus will be predominantly on working with consumer goods and retail clients in the UK and globally. I am looking forward to helping companies in these sectors to shape their future plans and capitalise on the transformational growth opportunities that the rapidly evolving digital environment presents.”