HKA was delighted to welcome our newest colleagues to our diverse global team in February 2024

A warm welcome to HKA. We are a diverse global team, and our culture is collaborative, honest, transparent, and high performing.

Thank you for joining HKA, a great place for our brilliant people to work, grow and play. Good luck to you and we hope you enjoy being yourself with us.

We understand joining a new company is exciting, yet can also be challenging. As you start a new chapter in your career with us at HKA, please look after your mental and physical health and well-being. Always reach out if you need any help.


Kate Wood, Partner, Chief People Officer

Alexandros Achilleos, Managing Consultant
London, UK

Alexandros Achilleos is a quantitative economist with experience in disputes and regulation. He utilises his quantitative and econometric skills to provide bespoke solutions to clients. He has worked on various projects including payments, insurance, banking, energy, and digital assets among others. 

Alexandros holds a BSc in Economics and Business Economics and an MSc in Policy Economics, both from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Alexandros is very excited to join HKA and begin this new chapter in his career! 

Huzaifa Aslam, Associate Consultant
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Huzaifa Aslam recently graduated from USC with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics along with a minor in Computer Science. He is joining the HKA office in Los Angeles as a full-time employee having interned with TM Financial Forensics in the summer of 2022. He is excited to be a part of HKA and start my career in litigation consulting.

Matthew Barber, Associate Consultant
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Matthew Barber recently received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California (USC), with a minor in Applied Analytics. He joins HKA as a full-time associate after completing an internship at TM Financial Forensics and is excited to be returning to the Los Angeles office and working with HKA.

Zoe Baumbach, Associate Consultant
San Francisco, CA, USA

Zoe Baumbach joins our San Francisco office as an Associate Consultant. She recently graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and minors in Classics and Philosophy. Zoe looks forward to engaging in cases concerning intellectual property infringements and developing her knowledge in litigation support.

Charlotte Borten, Consultant
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Charlotte Borten joins as a consultant in the Strategic and Commercial Advisory team in Sydney.

Charlotte has spent the past two years working in infrastructure advisory on a variety of different projects for both public and private sector clients. She holds a double degree in Commerce and International Security Studies from the Australian National University.

Allison Calcagno, Business Support Administrator
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Prior to being acquired by HKA, Allison Calcagno worked for The Kenrich Group for 3.5 years and made her way back to HKA in January. She is delighted to be reunited with her old team in Phoenix, including all the great colleague additions.

Allison is also a licensed massage therapist and has been practicing for 15 years. Outside of her professional roles, she is passionate about giving back to the community through volunteer work. She spends part of the weekend connecting with senior citizens and throughout the month she gets to bake birthday cakes for kids who have never had one before!

Christina Collins, Business Support Administrator
San Francisco, CA, USA

Christina Collins joins our San Francisco office as a Business Support Administrator, bringing years of exceptional service experience from her time with professional services firms First Republic Bank and the Walt Disney Company. She looks forward to being a part of the HKA team!

Quintin De Klerk, Associate Director
Johannesburg, South Africa

Quintin De Klerk is a Professional Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has acted as a contractor, designer, project manager, and senior corporate manager across Africa and the Indian Ocean region. Quintin has extensive and diverse experience in the sectors of steel design and fabrication as well as in construction and heavy industrial maintenance for the mining, mineral processing, and petrochemical industries. Also in his ambit is the design and development of commercial residential estates and mechanical and electrical installations at international resorts. Quintin’s focus for many years was sophisticated stormwater management and design in high-risk geology on a high-speed rail mega project in South Africa.

Lucky Dube, Managing Consultant
London, UK

Lucky Dube is a quantitative economist within HKA’s Economics practice. He brings experience in using data to answer questions of interest to clients. In particular, he has experience designing and deploying econometric methods to answer causal and predictive questions in disputes. He also has experience designing methods that use machine learning algorithms for classification and prediction. As part of his education, he completed PhD-level courses in econometrics and empirical industrial organisation. Lucky has advised clients in class action claims, competition claims, financial services disputes, and securities actions. His capabilities also include: data collection, data handling and manipulation; natural language processing; and data visualisation. Prior to consulting, Lucky had research roles in economic policy think tanks.

Hussein Farook, Associate Director
London, UK

Hussein Farook joins HKA’s London office as an Associate Director within the newly formed economics team in Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages. He has over 12 years of experience as an economist, specialising in international trade, finance, competition and transport. 

Hussein has a wealth of expertise across a wide array of regulatory and advisory matters and has driven the economic analysis for a range of clients including international banks, regulators and UK Ministers. Prior to his role in consulting, Hussein worked in the UK’s competition regulator where he authored publications on the state of competition within the UK. In his spare time, Hussein is studying for his CFA level 2 exam and holds an MSc in Economics.

Almas Gaza, Consultant
Paris, France

Almas Gaza joins HKA as a consultant within the FACD team in Paris. She graduated from Emlyon Business School with a master’s degree in investment banking and corporate finance. Prior to joining HKA, Almas interned as in investment analyst in a top Healthcare private equity firm and M&A analyst in a Tech investment bank. She is an Arabic native speaker and fluent in both English and French.

Almas loves working in a challenging environment. She prides herself on being a problem solver and quick learner. She is thrilled to start this new journey with HKA.

William Hayman, Associate Consultant
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Will Hayman is rejoining HKA as an Associate Consultant after completing an internship at HKA as part of the UTS Innovation Program. He will be working with the Risk Management team in the Sydney office.

Will has recently graduated with a double degree in Business and Creative Intelligence and Innovation from the University of Technology Sydney. Will is excited to start his professional journey as he begins his career with HKA.

Ernst Heins, Associate Director
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ernst Heins is a seasoned Civil Engineer (EUR ING) and MBA graduate from a renowned institution. He is a Fellow of the Association of Cost Engineers UK (FACostE) and Member of the Netherlands’ Royal Institute of Engineers (MKIVI), with over 25 years of professional experience in various roles, with reputed client/employer organizations, consulting firms, and contracting entities, across the private and public sectors. He has been involved in high-profile projects and assignments in Europe, Asia (Far East, Middle East), and Australia.

Ernst looks forward to his new role, particularly building on HKA’s service offering in the Benelux region.

Wei-sheng Lin, Consultant
London, UK

Wei-sheng Lin joins HKA as a Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages Consultant in the London office. He is an ICAEW chartered accountant with over 5 years of audit experience at a Big Four firm.

Wei’s previous clients operated in a range of sectors, including aviation, educational software, manufacturing, pensions, retail and telecommunications. He looks forward to working with HKA clients on commercial disputes and investigations.

Emma Moy, Associate Consultant
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Emma Moy joins HKA as an Associate Consultant in the Sydney Advisory team. Emma previously worked as an intern at HKA as part of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Innovation Program, and has recently completed her double degree of a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Business Law and Marketing) and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. Emma is excited to return to HKA and is looking forward to growing her experience in complex problem-solving in the dynamic infrastructure sector.

Zola Ntolosi, Associate Director
Johannesburg, South Africa

Zola Ntolosi is an Associate Director with HKA, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, offering over 24 years of demonstrable experience in various industries. His expertise spans Government, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), Information Technology, Financial Services, Broadcasting, and Entertainment, and most recently, Management Consulting and Mining, dealing with internationally listed entities. Zola has a proven track record in project management, business process re-engineering, optimisation, Governance, Organisational Change, Business Strategy, Stakeholder Relations, Business Development, and Strategic Management.

Nathan Steele, Managing Consultant
London, UK

Nathan Steele is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, with several years of experience in Audit, Assurance and Advisory, both in the UK and abroad, during his tenure at Deloitte. He worked on key engagements within several industries, including Banking and Capital Markets, Investment Management, Consumer Products and Telecommunications, Media & Technology.

Nathan is excited to bring his enthusiasm for growth and accuracy to the team, aided by his continued studying, with current focus on the CFA qualification.

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