Your entries on experienced hires and niche consultancies make for sobering reading.
I am ruing not moving into one of the Big 4 in New Zealand or in Australia before coming to London.
I am looking for entry-level roles in consulting as an experienced hire ... I am very flexible as to salary and location ... BUT AM I DREAMING?
Management consultancies may be bemused by me, yet environmental consultancies seem intimidated by me. WHAT TO DO?
I am a Kiwi (New Zealander) who has recently moved to London. I have 6 years experience building a niche consultancy with a former KPMG director who is a father of New Zealand's modern environmental legislation. The consultancy is a New Zealand leader in niche consulting to central and local government, utilities, heavy industry, and major property developers.
During that time I cultivated my consulting style directly with a wide variety of public and private sector clients and projects at political, CEO, managerial, and operational levels. Beyond New Zealand, I also worked on regulatory reform projects secured with the Hong Kong Government. At the same time I was fortunate to progress a legal career in parallel in major energy litigation against New Zealand’s largest energy corporate who I helped my local authority client beat.
I was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in the top 5% of my class. I have a high-grade conjoint degree in Law and Public Policy from the best university in New Zealand for both.
My strategy has been to move into a multinational multidisciplinary environmental consultancy in London. But my medium term career goal is to break into management consulting with a global firm.