Phillippa O’Connor

Phillippa O’Connor

ESG Lead for Tax, “S” of ESG Lead, National Reward & Employment Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Leader for Environment, Social and Governance for UK Tax, Legal and People. Advisor to businesses on pay and the people and skills aspects of ESG.

Phillippa is a partner within PwC’s People & Organisation business and leads the Reward & Employment team nationally. She also leads on the topic of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) for the Tax, Legal and People line of service.

Her focus is executive compensation and she is the reward adviser to large companies and their remuneration committees (both UK and overseas), including over a dozen FTSE-350 companies. She works with companies and their remuneration committees to design, implement and communicate approaches that are effective in meeting their aims, and to help them cascade reward so as to link with strategy through the organisation.

In the field of ESG, Phillippa has a particular interest in supporting organisations tackle the “S” of ESG across all aspects of workforce, community, supply chains and reporting.

“The momentum towards integrating ESG into reward strategy seems unstoppable.”

Phillippa has experience across sectors but a particular specialism in Financial Services (banking and capital markets), Support Services, Retail and Consumer businesses and Pharmaceuticals.

Phillippa graduated from St Peter’s College, University of Oxford with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been a partner in PwC since 2014.

Experience

  • Leading on ESG for the PwC UK Tax and Legal Line of service since August 2022,Leading the PwC UK Reward & Employment practice since September 2019,Leading on the “S” of ESG for PwC UK,Leading PwC UK’s relationship with the CBI

Specialism

  • Professional services,HR Consulting,Business Leadership,ESG,Diversity and inclusion,Executive Pay,Strategic reward,Sales incentives,Pay governance,Shareholder consultation,Performance management,Financial services emuneration,Digital and analytics

Credentials

  • Recognised in 2015 in Accountancy Age’s 25 under 25
  • Three year tenure as Chair of the CBI’s Young Business Leaders Committee (2016-2019)
  • ICAS Qualified Accountant (2007)

Leader for Environment, Social and Governance for UK Tax, Legal and People. Advisor to businesses on pay and the people and skills aspects of ESG.

Phillippa is a partner within PwC’s People & Organisation business and leads the Reward & Employment team nationally. She also leads on the topic of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) for the Tax, Legal and People line of service.

Her focus is executive compensation and she is the reward adviser to large companies and their remuneration committees (both UK and overseas), including over a dozen FTSE-350 companies. She works with companies and their remuneration committees to design, implement and communicate approaches that are effective in meeting their aims, and to help them cascade reward so as to link with strategy through the organisation.

In the field of ESG, Phillippa has a particular interest in supporting organisations tackle the “S” of ESG across all aspects of workforce, community, supply chains and reporting.

“The momentum towards integrating ESG into reward strategy seems unstoppable.”

Phillippa has experience across sectors but a particular specialism in Financial Services (banking and capital markets), Support Services, Retail and Consumer businesses and Pharmaceuticals.

Phillippa graduated from St Peter’s College, University of Oxford with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been a partner in PwC since 2014.

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