Dulcie Golland and Clifford Barnes partner at Oliver Wyman

25 November 2023 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman has elevated Dulcie Golland and Clifford Barnes to partner.

Asia Pacific COO and Finance Director Dulcie Golland is the only Australia-based professional named among a round of 59 worldwide partner and executive director promotions made by management consultancy Oliver Wyman for 2024.

Golland arrived in the country with the firm two years ago via Singapore, where her regional leadership colleague and Deakin graduate Clifford Barnes has also been promoted.

Dulcie Golland and Clifford Barnes partner at Oliver Wyman

“This new class represents one of the most diverse we have ever had, cutting across 24 of our offices around the world to bring our clients new perspectives and approaches,” stated Oliver Wyman global chief executive Nick Studer. “They will be part of one of the most exciting and ambitious business roles helping clients find opportunities and solve challenges. We applaud their promotions and congratulate them on their achievements.”

Golland first joined the firm in Singapore in 2017 as a financial planning & analysis lead following a six-year stint at Standard Chartered, before taking on finance and then COO duties for the Asia Pacific and later relocating to Melbourne. Earlier in her career, she spent five years at Thomson Reuters between London, New York and Amsterdam, which followed a masters in development studies with the University of Cambridge.

Taking the opposite path to Golland, Clifford Barnes started his career as a financial analyst with SEEK in Melbourne before winding up with Oliver Wyman in Singapore in 2017 as regional head of digital specialists, which is the technical architecture and engineering arm of the firm’s digital practice.

He joined after serving as head of innovations & labs at Sainsbury’s in London, where he also previously worked in a global leadership role for Adecco.

Speaking previously on his leadership approach, Barnes stated: “My career has allowed me to travel the world, experiencing many working cultures on almost every continent. Whether leading tech teams in Ukraine and America, running transformation programs in Europe, or consulting in Vietnam and China, I have found a deep respect for the value and need of diversity. I strive to be a leader that can harness the best of diversity and build effective teams that embrace it.”