Elizabeth Irvine-Cadman


  • July, 2016


  • MA Biological Sciences, University of Oxford
Elizabeth Irvine-Cadman

Elizabeth Irvine-Cadman

Associate Consultant, Teneo Consulting


I joined Credo shortly after completing my PhD at the University of St Andrews. Whilst I greatly enjoyed both my research and teaching, I felt that in the longer-term I would enjoy more the team-working nature and the fast-paced environment provided by consultancy. Consulting offered the varied and intellectually stimulating career that I was looking for, and Credo the supportive and professional organisation through which to foster ongoing professional and personal development.

What is the best part of your job?

The project-based nature of the role and the diverse work of the firm foster a sense of constant and ongoing discovery and learning. Given my background, this is important to me and something that I prioritised when making the transition from academia to consulting. Secondly, the staffing cohort are very invested in both our work and in cultivating a friendly and supportive culture, which I think helps us to feel engaged with the firm as a meaningful place of work.

What is the most interesting project you’ve done in the last 12 months?

Rather than pick out a single project, I think it is the variety of projects that I have completed that has been most interesting for me. My project trajectory includes both UK and international projects (Tel Aviv), covering a wide range of project types and industries. For instance, I have recently worked across: software, rail franchising, consumer insurance, domain names, cyber security, in-patient child and adolescent mental health care, primary care, consumer products, and lotteries.

What are you involved in beyond project work?

I'm currently on both the Recruitment team and the Knowledge Management Team. In particular, my role on the Knowledge Management team has afforded me opportunities to enjoy real ownership of longer-term KM projects and to help shape firm-wide processes and practice.