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Albertha Charles named Asset & Wealth Management Leader at PwC UK

Albertha Charles has been appointed as Head of Asset & Wealth Management at PwC UK. A Partner at the firm since 2014, Albertha has more than 20 years’ experience in Financial Services.

Having held a number of leadership roles in the firm, Albertha’s most recent position saw her lead PwC’s Financial Services Valuations business. Specialising in Asset and Wealth Management, and Insurance Albertha advises a broad range of UK and global clients, helping them understand and assess the value of their businesses, the implications of potential strategic options as well as the opportunities for value creation and growth.

Albertha is also passionate about creating more equitable and inclusive workplaces. She has been a member of PwC’s Partner Diversity Council for seven years, and was also Chair of the PwC Staff Diversity Council. Outside of PwC, she is a member of the Business in the Community (BITC) Race Equality Leadership Board and a member of the Advisory Board of 10,000 Black Interns. 

In further recognition of her commitment to diversity, Albertha has been listed in Empower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Senior Executives lists for the last five years and was voted Financial Services Leader of the year 2017 at the Black British Business Awards.

She was also recognised in Brumell’s 30 Inspirational Women in the City 2019, Green Park Top 100 ethnic leaders Lists and in Cranfield University’s Women to Watch 2019 list.

Albertha takes over from Elizabeth Stone, who moves into a new role as Co-Head of ESG in Financial Services.

Albertha Charles, Asset & Wealth Management Leader at PwC UK, commented:

“Moving into this role as we begin to recover from the initial impact of COVID-19 means many challenges lie ahead for businesses – most notably how they respond to changing customer needs, to technology disruption and critically, to the increasing demand for ESG-related investments. 

“The asset and wealth management sector sits at the core of our dynamic financial services industry and plays a major part in the UK economy. I look forward to working with our people and clients to help showcase the sector and illustrate the value that it can bring to investors and wider society.”

Isabelle Jenkins, Leader of Financial Services Leader at PwC UK, added:

“Albertha is exceptionally talented and over a number of years has managed to combine her work in Financial Services with an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion that has inspired those who know her.

“As we look ahead to the challenges and opportunities that 2022 presents, I look forward to working closer with Albertha as part of our Financial Services leadership team.”

 

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