Kevin, Chairman and Senior Partner, joined the UK firm's Executive Board in 2008, first as Head of the Advisory business and from 2012, as Managing Partner. He was elected Chairman and Senior Partner with effect from 1 July 2016. He joined the firm in 1984 on the graduate training program and qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW). Kevin specialised in providing turnaround and crisis management support to businesses in the public and private sectors for over 25 years.
Warwick holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (with honours) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in addition to holding FCA (Australia and New Zealand), ACA (ICAEW) and CA (SA) designations.
Before joining the Executive Board in 2013 Warwick completed a four year term as PwC Middle East Senior Partner. Prior to that he was a partner in PwC New Zealand, where he led the Firm as Territory Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2009. Warwick has worked in roles within a number of other PwC member Firms and has led the provision of PwC services to a range of leading clients.
Kevin is a partner in PwC’s consulting business. He sits on the UK Executive Board with responsibility for Clients and Markets. He is also the Global Relationship Partner for a global bank. Previous roles include being the Global Banking and Capital Markets Leader and Financial Services Leader in the UK.
During his career he has primarily focused on advising, leading and delivering projects for investment banks across a broad agenda, from strategy to process efficiency, front office to HR, globally and locally. His clients have included JP Morgan, RBS, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, HSBC and HM Government. He has previously worked at IBM, Credit Suisse and The Royal Bank of Scotland and has been based in London, New York and Frankfurt. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Margaret joined PwC as a partner in September 2012. She is the UK firms Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel and a member of the Executive Board. Her responsibilities include Reputation & Regulation, Risk & Quality and Compliance.
Prior to joining PwC, Margaret was Managing Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and a member of the FSA’s Board. She also held the role of Interim Managing Director of the Conduct Business Unit for a period prior to the creation of the Financial Conduct Authority.
Before the FSA Margaret spent over 20 years in private practice as a Solicitor specialising in commercial litigation with an emphasis on financial services. Margaret led the Dispute Resolution Department at the London office of International Law firm White & Case from 1995 to 2000. Before that she was a partner at Stephenson Harwood.
Margaret is a graduate in Law from Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall), Cambridge, where she was recently made an Honorary Fellow. She has served as a Non-Executive Director of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services., and since 2012 has been a Trustee of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. In 2012 the University of Law awarded Margaret an honorary Doctorate of Law in recognition of her services to the legal profession.
Laura graduated from King's College, London with a Business Management degree. She trained in audit prior to moving into HR Consulting where she set up and led a mid-tier practice. She joined PwC in 2005 and made partner in 2006. Before joining the Executive Board, Laura was a member of the Tax Leadership Team as Head of People. She continues to work with global clients to support them with culture change, performance management and talent related challenges.
Stephanie sits on PwC UK’s Executive Board, where as Head of Regions she oversees the firm’s regional network of 25 offices outside London - a practice with over 24,000 clients, ranging from blue-chips to fast-growth entrepreneurs across the UK.
She also sits on PwC’s Global Leadership Team with responsibility for the Middle Market segment which covers owner-led, private, family-controlled and entrepreneurial clients.
Starting with the firm in 1995, Stephanie became a partner in 2006 and joined the Executive Board in 2011. She has worked in a diverse range of industries from energy and defence to pharmaceuticals and manufacturing.
Jon joined the firm as a Partner in 2007 from Accenture, where he had been a Partner since 2001. Prior to joining the Executive Board in 2016 he headed up our People and Organisation Network in the UK and globally. He has worked with clients across several industry sectors including high tech, FMCG, financial services, government and pharmaceuticals and has spent time working and living abroad in Kuala Lumpur and Zurich. Jon graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Psychology degree.
Kevin Ellis, Senior Partner, retains responsibility for the appointment and performance of the members of the Clients and Markets Executive, which comprises the UK firm’s Lines of Service and Industry leaders, and is chaired by Kevin Burrowes, Head of Clients and Markets.
Dan has a Masters degree in Business Administration from City University and became a Partner in 1998. Before joining the Executive Board in 2014 he was responsible for the Business Recovery Services team in the UK from 2008.
Hemione graduated from Durham University with a Psychology degree. She joined PwC in 1995 and became a partner in 2007. Hemione has over 20 years of experience working in Assurance. She specialises in auditing and advising clients in the banking and capital markets sectors. She previously spent two years supporting the UK Chairman and Senior Partner with responsibilities including leading the UK strategy team.
Kevin graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic with a degree in English and History. He joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 2000. He has spent time in the North East, New York and Hong Kong. He joined the Executive Board in 2008 as Head of Regions, and before that he headed our Entrepreneurs and Private Clients division.
John graduated from University College Dublin with a Commerce Degree. He has worked in most of the businesses under the Deals umbrella including Business Recovery and Corporate Finance. John ran the UK TS business between 2007 and 2011. He is Global Deals Leader.
Marco is PwC’s UK Head of Consulting and was previously PwC’s Global and UK Risk Assurance Services Leader. He has 24 years of international experience in Assurance and Advisory services, serving major clients in the UK and around the world across a range of industries, including technology, engineering and consumer products.
Over his career, Marco has worked in a number of countries, including three years in PwC’s Chicago office, where he worked with a number of US organisations as auditor and adviser, gaining specialist knowledge in both US GAAP, SEC reporting and business process improvement. He has also undertaken rotation assignments through our Capital Markets Group and Transactions Services practice.
Marco is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has also served on the board of British American Business. Prior to joining PwC, he qualified with a Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is a graduate of Columbia Business School in New York.
The Supervisory Board is independent of the Executive Board. Twelve of its members are elected by the firm’s partners for a four year terms of office, with six seats being filled every two years. In addition, the Chairman of the Executive Board and the UK members of the Board of PwC International Limited are ex officio members of the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board generally meets monthly but may occasionally hold additional meetings as necessary. Six of the current elected Supervisory Board members took office on 1 January 2013and six on 1 January 2015.
The Supervisory Board provides the Chairman with guidance on matters of actual or potential concern to the partners. It is also responsible for approving the Annual Report, for recommending the admission of new partners, for overseeing the election process for the Alliance Senior Partner (who is also UK Chairman) and for checking that our policies on partners’ remuneration are being properly applied. It also has the power through the Alliance Supervisory Board to initiate a ballot for the removal of the Alliance Senior Partner from office.
The Supervisory Board currently has three committees.
The Partner Affairs Committee: The overriding aim of this committee is to ensure that partners are fairly treated as partners and to satisfy itself that the firm has appropriate processes and procedures to ensure the successful development of partners over their careers. It makes recommendations to the Supervisory Board, which sets the Chairman’s profit share and approves the Chairman’s recommendations for the profit shares of the other Executive Board members.
The Audit and Risk Committee: This committee has the responsibility for reviewing the policies and processes for identifying, assessing and managing risks within the firm. It oversees the management of those risks, including financial control, compliance and independence. It also reviews the firm’s financial statements and considers the scope, results and effectiveness of internal and external audit, including reviewing the external auditors’ independence and any non-audit services and fees. The Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, together with the internal and external auditors, attend the committee’s meetings by invitation.
The Strategy and Governance Committee: This committee proposes to the Supervisory Board a forward agenda committing time effectively to strategic issues facing the LLP as well as to routine operational matters. It also deals with governance matters and transactions.
For the terms of reference of the Supervisory Board and of the Audit and Risk Committee, please go to Terms of Reference.
The members of the Supervisory Board from 1 January 2015 are:
Those marked with an asterisk will serve until 31 December 2016 and the others until 31 December 2018.
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Mark Hudson. The Deputy Chair is Christine Adshead.
Ex officio members:
Gerry Lagerberg - Member of the Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
Simon Friend - Member of the Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
Kevin Ellis - Chairman of the Executive Board and Alliance Senior Partner
Partner Affairs Committee: Chair - Heather Swanston; Members - Duncan Cox, Bill Macleod, Anne Simpson, Jim Stidham,Claire Stokes
Audit and Risk Committee: Chair - Pauline Campbell; Members - Christine Adshead, Simon Friend, Caroline Roxburgh, Jim Stidham, Claire Stokes (part-time)
Strategy and Governance Committee: Chair - Christine Adshead; Members - Dave Allen, Duncan Cox, Bill MacLeod, Sue Rissbrook, Caroline Roxburgh, Gerry Lagerberg (election adviser)