Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed Darren Mason as a new Partner at the firm’s head office in London.

A chartered accountant, Mason has spent 20 years of his career as a partner in restructuring and pensions advisory at Grant Thornton UK, before which he held positions at the Royal Bank of Scotland and PwC.

During his time at Grant Thornton, Darren built a specialist Pensions Advisory team from the ground up, generating a high seven-figure revenue each year, and making it the most profitable department in the advisory business for ten years. Mason worked as the lead financial adviser to the Kodak Pension Plan in the global restructuring of the Eastman Kodak Company, for which he won the Institute for Turnaround ‘Turnaround Adviser of the Year 2014’ award.

In his new role as partner at Quantuma, Mason will continue to work on similar restructuring assignments and lead the newly established Pensions Advisory Services team. This will allow the firm to immediately expand its offering to include pension covenant reviews and advice for corporates and trustees while continuing to build the team over the next six months to include the addition of experienced actuaries and investment advisors.

Carl Jackson, Managing Partner at Quantuma, said “Darren is a very welcome addition to our growing partner group. We are proud to be one of the fastest growing independent business advisory firms in the UK, and we are always looking to expand our service offerings.”

“With Darren’s extensive skillset, experience and credentials in pensions advisory, we are ideally placed to offer a credible alternative to the Big Four, where conflicts of interest continue to be a challenge. I am delighted that we are able to offer a developing portfolio of advisory services to our own clients and look forward to working with Darren.”