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Leigh Bates

Leigh Bates

UK FS Data Analytics Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Leigh is PwC UK Financial Services (FS) Data Analytics leader, supporting our clients to identify and deliver data enabled solutions to address business challenges, while helping businesses become ready to face the future with advanced analytics.
Leigh’s team consists of more than 60 financial services data professionals, with specialisms ranging from data strategy to the use of advanced analytics and AI. Leigh is a member of our national data analytics leadership team, working with over 600 plus data and analytics specialists across the UK business.

Leigh brings over 20 years’ data analytics and consulting experience. Prior to his current role, Leigh led the Banking and Capital Markets data analytics business for a global data analytics software and services firm, where he worked with many leading FS institutions to deliver successful assignments across areas such as risk, finance, compliance and marketing. In particular, Leigh brings expertise in applying advanced analytics techniques to banks compliance functions, an area where he worked for a global bank on a 12 month secondment to design and lead a data intelligence initiative related to anti financial crime.


  • Machine learning
  • Financial Services
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Business Services


  • Data strategy
  • Advanced analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Data management