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Hemione  Hudson

Hemione Hudson

Head of Audit, PwC United Kingdom

Hemione has been a member of the UK Management Board for over 5 years and is the UK Head of Audit. She is also a member of the Public Interest Body, Audit Oversight Body, the Clients & Markets Executive,  Executive Risk Committee and the Global Assurance Leadership Team. 

Prior to becoming the Head of Audit in 2019 Hemione was the Head of Assurance and has also held a number of leadership roles within the UK firm’s Financial Services practice.  

Hemione has specialised in auditing and advising clients in the banking and broader financial services sectors, and has worked with a range of Global, European and UK-based clients.

As part of her role on the Management Board Hemione is responsible for setting and delivering the UK firm’s Audit strategy, including financial audit, non-financial audit and assurance and ESG assurance.  This encompasses oversight of, and responsibility for audit quality, including leading the Programme to Enhance Audit Quality. 

‘’Auditors play a fundamental role in building trust in reporting and as independent assurance in areas such as ESG and climate change become as important as financial reporting, our work will continue to make a real difference.’’

Hemione received a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Durham in 1995, and joined PwC UK later that year. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and became a Partner of the firm in 2007.

Experience

  • Leading PwC’s Audit Line of Service from 2019 (previously Head of Assurance from 2016)
  • Leading PwC’s Programme to Enhance Audit Quality from June 2019
  • Senior relationship partner for specific global audit clients
  • Member of the Global Assurance Leadership Team

Specialism

  • Professional Services
  • Audit
  • Non-Financial Audit
  • Accounting
  • Audit Quality
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Capital Markets
  • ESG Reporting

Credentials

  • Chartered Accountant (Fellow of ICAEW)
  • Business Insider's 21 CEOs and executives of colour 
  • Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards (2020) - Contribution to Gender Diversity 
  • ICAEWROAR Top Online UK Influencers Accountancy (2021)

Hemione has been a member of the UK Management Board for over 5 years and is the UK Head of Audit. She is also a member of the Public Interest Body, Audit Oversight Body, the Clients & Markets Executive,  Executive Risk Committee and the Global Assurance Leadership Team. 

Prior to becoming the Head of Audit in 2019 Hemione was the Head of Assurance and has also held a number of leadership roles within the UK firm’s Financial Services practice.  

Hemione has specialised in auditing and advising clients in the banking and broader financial services sectors, and has worked with a range of Global, European and UK-based clients.

As part of her role on the Management Board Hemione is responsible for setting and delivering the UK firm’s Audit strategy, including financial audit, non-financial audit and assurance and ESG assurance.  This encompasses oversight of, and responsibility for audit quality, including leading the Programme to Enhance Audit Quality. 

‘’Auditors play a fundamental role in building trust in reporting and as independent assurance in areas such as ESG and climate change become as important as financial reporting, our work will continue to make a real difference.’’

Hemione received a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Durham in 1995, and joined PwC UK later that year. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and became a Partner of the firm in 2007.