Meet The Management Team

The ICF Consulting Management Team are experienced industry transformation practitioners with an extensive track record of building and delivering services to the Financial Services industry.

Ken Simons

Transformation & Technology Director

James Dorrington

Risk & Governance Director

Kunjan Patel

Operations & Process Director

KEN SIMONS

Transformation & Technology Director

Ken brings a wealth of transformation and consulting experience from over 20 years working in Financial Services. Ken has a track record of defining and executing technology enabled strategies to deliver business change and transformation in challenging circumstances. Ken has a strong knowledge of financial services business and operations processes so as to be able to be able to create order from complexity; shape business operating models and strategies, steer commercial negotiations and building high performing teams. 

 

Ken started his career in technology consultancy and then moved into Financial services where he has held senior operations, technology and transformation roles at JPMorganChase, Barclays, UBS and M&G. He has worked across several functions including end-to-end Asset Management and Investment Banking processes, Legal and Compliance, Operational Risk and Data Management. Ken has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering.

JAMES DORRINGTON

Risk & Governance Director

James has built a broad understanding of how institutions function front to back, developing skills in project management, management of large teams with a global presence, strategy, risk and transformation. This has covered systems and applications delivery and adoption, client and markets connectivity for Algo trading and broking services, reporting, process automation and more recently has been building expertise in Operational Risk industry best practice.

 

James started his career in Financial Services in 1998 and has worked across Custody Services, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Retail Banking and Insurance & Savings in that period, with companies such as Deutsche Bank, Santander, Lloyds TSB, Standard Chartered and M&G plc, taking in a broad set of departments during that period including Institutional Clients & Markets, Finance, Treasury, Operations and Risk.

 

James studied Economics at the University of East Anglia.

KUNJAN PATEL

Operations & Process Director

Kunjan is a seasoned industry practitioner with over 15 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing technology based solutions. He is one of the few people in the industry who is able to grasp and interpret a business domain and its interconnectedness to the complex realm of data and technology.

Kunjan started his career in a global technology firm as a software developer and then moving in to Business Analysis and Project Management. He has previously held numerous consultant positions for global transformation programmes at Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and M&G plc and has worked across several functions including Treasury, Financial Crime Risk, Company Secretary, Investment Banking and Retail Banking. Kunjan has a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering.

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