Olivia Nicklin

I have always been driven by efficiency and had an entrepreneurial streak which is why I decided on Consultancy as the right career path.

I started at a boutique firm focused on Financial Services. It was my first large project, developing a reporting solution for a large IB, that I saw the power of leveraging technology to help solve client problems. To build the report we had to design and apply business rules to very large data set to create a meaningful result. Each day, we would receive a new data set to run through the rules – manually – it was a full time job. I did some research and wrote a couple of macros to automatically apply the logic across thousands of lines of data, this streamlined the process from 8 hours to less than a minute! From there, I was hooked and moved to the FS Technology practice at EY a couple of years later. Since joining EY, I have led several large, complex client engagements ranging from implementing new credit processes to automating controls to enable compliance with regulation. I also co-founded our UK Women in Technology network, which has established a skills programme, supported student recruitment, run client events to connect women with similar passions and mentoring programmes.

For the past two years my role has been the Global Banking and Capital Markets Advisory Resident. Through this role I have driven several global campaigns including Corporate, Commercial and SME Banking and Finance of the Future. At the heart of these campaigns is how we bring new technologies and innovations to clients in a different and exciting way.

As I re-join our Banking Technology practice, I am looking forward to continuing to build high performing teams who can listen, respond and deliver transformative technology to our clients.