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2017 experienced hires

18 May 2017 | 1 comment

New joiners in Global Advisors are usually graduates. We’ve become accustomed to welcoming them and making a fuss of them as part of normal business. So it’s quite special when we make experienced hires and have the opportunity to share our excitement with the outside world.

We’ve been hugely fortunate to recently make two experienced hires – two amazing individuals who add an enormous amount to our team.

Kate Barnes is an experienced consultant and business professional – and a working mother and trail runner! Kate has extensive experience in management consulting from positions held at a number of organisations including Gemini Consulting and Mac Consulting. She has worked on strategy formulation in a several industries including wholesale and retail, FMCG, mining, and mining engineering.

Kate has also been involved in operational and performance improvement initiatives, including hot housing, business process reengineering, Balanced Scorecard implementation, Business Operating Model assessment and capability mapping. Kate has worked in line management positions at Standard Bank, in the areas of customer strategy and value proposition development, product management and business architecture. She has also had programme and project manager roles while working as a contractor and managing several software development projects in the Financial Services sector.

Kate joins us in the role of Principal consultant and is already playing an important role in our business leadership. We’re really fortunate to welcome Kate to the team and leverage off her fantastic experience.

Daniel Rowland is an experienced business finance professional – and a professional desert and trail runner! Daniel has working experience in multiple countries around the world and is currently based in Switzerland. He has a background in corporate finance, exploration projects and project evaluation in the mining industry.

Daniel has won the 250km multi-stage Atacama Crossing desert race, the 250km Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon and the 230km Amazon Jungle Ultra. He has placed in many other races and pursued Olympic triathlon training immediately after school.

Daniel worked with a South African mining company to evaluate the expansion of operations beyond the existing pit and plants. He worked for Anglo American based on a remote copper exploration project in North America preparing and controlling the budget and costs of exploration, mine design and environmental liaisons. He worked with Anglo in South America where his role included reporting to group headquarters on monthly mine performance and evaluating new capital investment projects for the different mines. Since joining Global Advisors, Daniel has worked in the FMCG industry on a project to develop a portfolio strategy.

We are tremendously honoured that Daniel has agreed to take on a part-time role with Global Advisors where he has joined us in the Consultant position. He continues his professional running career and has upcoming races on the Eiger Ultra and the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc. We learn from Daniel’s tremendous discipline, positive attitude and world-leading success every day. We first learnt from this in a talk Daniel gave to the team in 2013 after winning the Atacama crossing. You can read about that here.

Daniel Rowland winning the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2013 (picture HermienWebb Photography, Facebook)

Daniel Rowland winning the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2013 (picture Hermien Webb Photography, Facebook)

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