LONDON, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EY announces that Errol Gardner has been appointed Global Deputy Vice Chair of EY Advisory Services. Based in London, Gardner will be responsible for strategy and operations across EY Advisory Services worldwide. He succeeds Steve Martin, who will return to the EY Financial Services Organization (FSO) to work with key clients and EY market leaders.
As Global Deputy Vice Chair of EY Advisory Services, Gardner will focus on driving the continued growth of the EY Advisory business globally and implementing strategy to address the disruption and pace of change affecting EY clients and the consulting industry.
In his previous role at EY, Gardner was global leader for the technology consulting practice, which delivers innovative IT processes and services to businesses. He also held several client and practice leadership positions in EY's Financial Services business in Europe.
Before Gardner joined EY, he held a number of senior roles at IBM and PwC, where he managed global implementations of SAP and Oracle solutions, including financial applications, data warehouse, and reporting and analytics solutions. In addition to financial services, he also has experience in the oil and gas, and power and utilities industries.
Norman Lonergan, EY Global Vice Chair ‒ Advisory, says:
"Professional services are at a pivotal point because companies and the market are constantly affected by disruptive trends. Errol's appointment comes at a truly exciting and challenging time, and he will play a key role in enabling EY to continue its achievements in enabling clients to excel in the fast-paced, competitive landscape. With more than 25 years of experience, Errol brings proven experience in technology consulting, growing key accounts and developing EY's brand presence worldwide. His deep and broad knowledge across industries and technologies will help us continue to drive EY's Advisory professional services business forward."
Errol Gardner, EY Deputy Global Vice Chair and Global IT Advisory Leader, Advisory, says:
"This is a dynamic time for our Advisory business. We must provide leadership and guidance to help our clients navigate the demands, opportunities and risks that the digital era brings – all at an accelerated speed. This will mean continuing to deliver the best possible insights to our clients, both from within and outside of our organization. We will need to be agile and responsive to their changing requirements and continue demonstrating the benefits that EY provides through its highly connected, global organization."
Steve Martin will return to working with leading accounts and drive an accelerated build-out of EY's Capital Markets business in EMEIA.
Lonergan says: "Steve has had an immense and lasting impact on EY's global Advisory business, which doubled its revenue in fiscal year 2015. This expanded EY's ability to serve clients with excellence, through organic growth, development and the introduction of a range of new and innovative services and products, as well as through strategic acquisitions."
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