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Bank failures: what lies ahead?

Richard Plaistowe, Principal, Financial Services on what is going on in the banking sector following the high profile collapses of SVB and Credit Suisse. 

In a speech to the American Bankers Association on 21 March, US Treasury...

Adapting to the new world order of M&A

Elias Mazzawi, Interim Specialist in integration and and growth, explains how recession, higher interest rates and supply side challenges are triggering huge changes in the world of M&A.

The days of the mega deal are gone, at...

Insurance Outlook: Trends for 2023

We have once again entered a year with macroeconomic and geopolitical volatility, which is impacting all industries in the UK markets. Insurance is no exception and is feeling the squeeze of inflationary pressure, regulatory...

ESG grounded in reality: greater scrutiny calls for robust risk assessment

Paul Wenman, owner of InvestAssure and an expert in sustainability, talks to Adam Gates, Partner and Head of our Insurance Practice, about the growing risks around making ESG claims that fail to match operational realities.


Sadly, it won’t be dull: 2023 predictions in Retail Banking and Consumer Finance

At a recent lunch we hosted with several bank leaders the general feeling was that after the rollercoaster ride of recent times, a year of “dull” economy-related news would be welcome. However, that is not what leaders in the...

Inclusive leadership in action: walking the talk

Sue Johnson, Managing Partner of Odgers’ Inclusion & Diversity Consulting Practice, offers some insight into what leaders can do to ensure their organisation is inclusive for all.

Diversity is uniqueness, what makes us different....

Consumer protection at the forefront of regulatory change

In a fast-evolving regulatory environment, financial institutions need to combine strong leadership with agility and operational resilience to thrive in turbulent times, says Odgers Interim Principal, Financial Services, Richard...

Why tech debt can be a drag in financial services

What is tech debt, why does it hinder growth and how can financial services companies resolve the problem? Odgers Interim Principal, Financial Services, Richard Plaistowe provides the answers.

Given the rapid pace of change in...

Helping your people to use their voice and speak up

A recent event hosted by Becky Mackarel, Principal, Financial and Professional Services, and Adam Gates, Partner and Head of the Insurance Practice, explored how to create a culture of Psychological Safety at work.

Our webinar,...

Rising Interest Rates: choppy waters ahead for financial services

Last week’s 0.5% rise in interest rates means banks and building societies face some difficult decisions, says Odgers Interim principal consultant in financial services, Richard Plaistowe.

When the UK inflation rate hit a 40-year...

Neurodiversity in the workplace: sweeping away the barriers

StoneTurn partner, Tracy Groves, spoke at an event on embracing neurodiversity in the workplace hosted by Odgers Interim Consultant for Financial & Professional Services, Becky Mackarel, who is also a member of our Neurodiversity...

Extending the boundaries of business impact: Social Mobility

A recent webinar hosted by Adam Gates, Head of the Insurance practice at Odgers Interim and Becky Mackarel, Consultant in our Financial and Professional Services practice, looked at how companies can address socio-economic...

Insurance 2021 - A year of adapting

Adam Gates, Head of our Insurance Practice, reflects on the last twelve months in the Insurance sector and highlights how the challenge of adapting to uncertainty is a great opportunity to put the customer back into focus.

Post-Pandemic Leadership and Cultural Transformation

In a recent webinar, co-hosted by Odgers Connect and Odgers Interim, we were delighted to be joined by Tracey Groves, Partner at StoneTurn, and Jordan Barry, Chief People Officer at the Motor Insurance Bureau, for a lively and exploratory discussion focusing on post-pandemic leadership, the concept of the Ethical Leader, and culture transformation. In this article, Adam Gates, Consultant in our Insurance Practice, reflects on the insights and learnings from the event.

5 Reflections about Digital Deployment at Scale

In this article, guest author John Wilkinson, Independent Consultant across the target operating model/digital arena, talks to Adam Gates, Head of our Insurance Practice, about his observations about digital deployment at scale

The Power of 12 – Transforming client journeys

Becky Mackarel, Consultant in our Financial and Professional Services Practice, speaks to C-Suite Leader and Client Transformation Specialist Christopher Willmott about his experience and expertise in delivering great client journeys

Technology debt in financial services

We discuss what technology debt is, why it is a growing problem for financial services, and suggestions for how to overcome the prevalent issue.

Resource management: The tools to support the long-term transition to remote working

Becky Mackarel, Lead Consultant for our Professional Services and Investment Practice, speaks to Dave Cook, Commercial Product Director of Resource Management at BigHand, to discuss what resource management is and why it has become more important now in the new Covid working world

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