My name is Kevin Ellis, Im the Chairman and Senior Partner of the UK and Middle East alliance. Ive been with the firm 32 years, Im married to Kathryn, weve got four children and we live in London.
My role fundamentally entails setting the strategy for the firm and ensuring that I am available both for clients and staff in the delivery of that strategy. Atthe point of time we are now in the wider volatility of the UK economy and the European economy, our clients have never needed us more.
I ensure that the UK and Middle East work effectively together, both in terms of shared strategy, shared innovative ideas and working jointly in delivering for our clients across that alliance.
I see my focus breaking down into three key areas. First of all agility, we need to ensure we bring the best of PwC to deliver to our clients in whatever areas and skills they need. Secondly, we have to be technology enabled. We are now facing the forth industrial revolution and in that revolution therell be substantial change, whoever is the most technology enabled professional services firm will win, we need to make sure thats us. And thirdly, empowerment. I want to see all our 20,000 people empowered to do the best and bring the best of themselves to work every day and that involves a trusted environment and an empowered workforce and again with that, we will deliver the best we can for our clients.
Hi, Im Jon Andrews and Im Head of Technology and Investment at PwC. Ive
been with the firm for nine years. Outside of work I have a lovely wife and three
children, I spend a lot of my time road cycling and I follow Liverpool Football Club to
the ends of the earth.
My role as Head of Technology and Investment is new to the Board this year in PwC. We
thought it was really important that we created the position to focus on bringing
together all of the talent, the innovation and the fantastic new business ideas we have
across the firm to help us become far more technology enabled and protect ourselves for
Im really excited about taking on my role this year. What I want to focus on over
the next 12 months is creating transparency within the firm so we can see where the
really great ideas have been born and make sure that we get behind the ones that we
think are going to have the most impact on the marketplace. I want to make sure that
that transparency also lends itself outside of PwC so that our clients, analysts and the
market more generally can see what an organisation we are when it comes to being enabled
I think its also important that we bridge a lot of the opportunities that we are
going to have on a global basis and work very closely with our colleagues from other
territories to make sure the investments that we make within the firm are in the right
Hello, Im Kevin Burrowes. I am the UK firms Clients and Markets Leader sitting on the
Executive Board. I also look after two of our big banking clients helping them solve
some of their complex and most challenging problems.
I have been inside PwC for coming up to 25 years now but actually in two stints. I spent
eight years outside the Firm working at IBM, Credit Suisse and at RBS. At a personal
level I am married to Sarah, I have got two teenage daughters.
So my role entails leading an outstanding group of partners and staff to deliver to our
clients, small or large, whether they are international or local and across all the
different marketing sectors that we have to serve. And what this really entails is about
making sure that we excel in the client journey. We have to listen carefully to our
clients about their needs and their worries and the solutions they want. We have to pull
together the right team with the right skills and experience. Make sure that through
delivery we really focus on meeting the clients needs and at the end talking to them
about what went well and what didnt go so well.
But I think there is going to be three key areas of focus for me. The first is how do we
make sure that we continually meet the needs of our clients. They face huge challenges
in a very, very rapidly changing world. The second area of focus for me is going to be
about value. How do we continue to bring value to our clients? The old world of number
of hours times a rate are rapidly disappearing and we need to be very thoughtful about
how we respond to that and offer different ways of providing value to our clients.
Lastly, I still will serve my two big banking clients. I am passionate about making sure
that I lead by example and out there interacting with clients on a day to day basis. Im
looking forward hugely to working with the Clients and Marketing Exec. They are a very,
very talented bunch of partners and working with the new Board is going to be a very,
very exciting year for me.
Im Margaret Cole the firms Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel.
I joined the firm four years ago as a partner, before that I was Managing Director of
Enforcement and Financial Crime at the UKs Financial Services Authority, I was
there for seven years, throughout the years of the financial crisis.
In my home life Im a keen horse rider and I compete in one day events comprising
dressage, show jumping and cross country.
I have responsibility for legal matters, risk and quality, compliance, reputation and
regulation. In the next year my focus will be on business as usual, protecting the firms
interests but Im also going to put a focus on improving the efficiency and
effectiveness of all the functions I lead. And Ill also continue to put a strong
focus on the firms reputation.
Im Laura Hinton, Executive Board member and Head of People.
I actually trained with a mid-tier firm, qualified as an Accountant and worked in Audit
for a numbers of years before moving to set up a HR Consulting practice and then joined
PwC 11 years ago into the HR Consulting team.
On the personal front Im married and have got two young children, I grew up in London
and I studied Business Management at Kings College in London.
My role is really broad and whats great is it enables me to bring my client experience
of working with them on their people issues into the internal role to think about using
that experience for our own people and our own firm. Thats ranging from thinking about
how we empower and inspire our people, through to making sure weve got the right
efficient technology enabled people processes.
There are a number of key areas for focus for this coming year. The first one is thinking
about empowering our people to be the best that they can be, really thinking about how
people bring the best of themselves to work and that covers a lot of our diversity and
inclusion agenda, different backgrounds, skills, experiences, building teams that are
effective and where people feel comfortable being who they are in a work environment.
Theres also our focus around talent, performance management and development which is
Im Warwick Hunt, PwC UKs Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner
Well I am originally from Southern Africa but ended up spending a lot of my career in New
Zealand and Ive also operated in the Middle East but been with the UK firm for
three years. Im married to Maria, have two daughters Ashleigh whos 23 and
just started a legal career in New York and Saxon whos 21 whos in her fourth
year of medicine at Nottingham.
So the Chief Operating Officer element of my role involves driving the firms overall
financial performance, ensuring that our balance sheet position is sound and ultimately
making certain that we invest in the right sorts of things at the right time. The
Managing Partner International element of the role is very, very much focussed around
our alliance relationships, so that is with Central and Eastern Europe with the Middle
East and with Africa.
I think weve got a really busy year coming up, in the first instance obviously
Brexit is creating some uncertainty and some broader kind of challenges. As an Executive
Board were absolutely determined to hold our nerve in this through the cycle and
effectively ensure that we provide as much certainty as we possibly can, to our clients
and most importantly to our people. I think if we look at the technology area, PwC is
very, very focussed on becoming a technology enabled firm.
Finally if I look at the area of international relationships, huge market opportunities
in each of Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and of course the Middle East so its
going to be a really busy, I think really enjoyable year.
Hello Im Stephanie Hyde, Head of Regions in the UK and I lead our Middle Market
Ive been at the firm over 20 years and I joined the Executive Board in 2011. Im
an audit partner by background and Ive worked with all sorts of clients from
private businesses through to FTSE 100 companies, primarily in the pharmaceutical and
life sciences industry.
Outside of work Im married with two young boys and I spend my time with them
cycling, swimming and walking with our new puppy.
I lead our regional business which is 10,000 people across our 25 offices outside of
London and part of our London practice which focusses on our relationships with private
businesses through to FTSE 250 companies.
Globally I look after our relationships with private businesses, entrepreneurs, family
backed businesses through to ultra-high net worth individuals. This accounts for about
20% of our revenues globally.
There are many exciting opportunities for UK regions. Devolution is a trend we expect to
see continue and its vital to rebalancing our UK economy. We continue to work with
family and private backed businesses, helping them to grow and were also pushing
the boundaries on how we can use technology to work more effectively with our
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