EY boosts its financial services consultancy practice with new tech partner hire

EY has appointed Fergal Spencer as a UK Partner in its expanding technology consulting practice. Fergal will join the insurance technology leadership team, helping insurers advance their growth and innovation plans.

Fergal Spencer joins EY from HSBC where he was responsible for strategic change and digital initiatives in the Global Commercial division of the bank. Prior to this role, Fergal spent 13 years at Accenture, leading the insurance practice where he shaped and delivered engagements across the insurance sector. In total, Fergal has over 25 years’ experience in financial and professional services.

Paul Sparkes, UK Financial Services Consulting Leader at EY, comments: “I am delighted Fergal is joining our talented and high performing consulting business, as we accelerate our growth strategy. Fergal brings with him a wealth of experience in delivery, strategic planning and design expertise. This will be crucial to insurers as they navigate their digital transformation journeys whilst also dealing with the numerous market challenges all firms are facing currently.”

Fergal Spencer comments: “The insurance sector is seeing exceptional growth, but also disruption and challenge and I am excited to be joining EY at this pivotal time. Digital transformation and innovation are huge focus areas for insurers – as they are with all financial services firms – and I look forward to helping EY clients shape their digital future in this post-pandemic, fast-changing world.”

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