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Ian  Elliott

Ian Elliott

Chief People Officer & Executive Board Member, PwC United Kingdom

Ian joined the UK Firm’s Executive Board as Chief People Officer on 1 January 2022. He is focussed on cultivating a fair culture which embraces difference and provides people with equal opportunities to grow, develop and flourish in their careers​ at PwC​.

Ian joined the firm in 1988 on the graduate training programme and qualified as a chartered accountant. Prior to moving into his current role, Ian led the UK Forensic Services practice, where he specialised in Forensic Investigations in the public and private sectors.

“For me personally, attracting, developing and retaining our female talent is a key, non negotiable priority. The pandemic has compounded many of the difficulties that already existed and has left some feeling like the gender equality gap has widened.”

Ian has over 20 years experience of Forensic work and in recent years has led a number of the most high-profile investigations in the UK for a range of private sector and Government clients.

Experience

  • Leading a major UK investigation into alleged phone hacking by journalists
  • Leading an investigation for the UK Government into allegations of overcharging by certain suppliers
  • Working with UK, French and German government agencies to review the remediation of a major multinational’s global compliance programme and due diligence findings
  • Member of PwC’s Ukraine Steering Committee.

Specialism

  • Investigations
  • Disputes
  • Fraud risk management
  • Governance
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Anti-bribery and Corruption
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Diversity
  • Hybrid working
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Employee engagement
  • Change and transformation

Credentials

  • ICAEW

Ian joined the UK Firm’s Executive Board as Chief People Officer on 1 January 2022. He is focussed on cultivating a fair culture which embraces difference and provides people with equal opportunities to grow, develop and flourish in their careers​ at PwC​.

Ian joined the firm in 1988 on the graduate training programme and qualified as a chartered accountant. Prior to moving into his current role, Ian led the UK Forensic Services practice, where he specialised in Forensic Investigations in the public and private sectors.

“For me personally, attracting, developing and retaining our female talent is a key, non negotiable priority. The pandemic has compounded many of the difficulties that already existed and has left some feeling like the gender equality gap has widened.”

Ian has over 20 years experience of Forensic work and in recent years has led a number of the most high-profile investigations in the UK for a range of private sector and Government clients.