Isabelle Jenkins announced as Leader of PwC’s Financial Services UK practice

Isabelle Jenkins has been appointed as Leader of Financial Services for PwC UK. A partner with PwC UK for 17 years, Isabelle is the UK Banking Leader and has been the global relationship lead for two of the firm's largest banking clients. 

Involved in a large number of critical projects for the firm, Isabelle has also been interim CIO at Lehman Brothers International Europe post its administration, a role she held for five years. Isabelle has also played a key role working with a number of industry task forces including being a part of TheCityUK leadership team tasked with developing a 2025 vision for the sector. 

Isabelle also led on the development of thought leadership for the GFMA (Global Financial Markets Association) and for AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe) on what investment banking will look like in 2030.

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

“I'm delighted to have been appointed as Leader of Financial Services for the UK practice and having been a member of the senior leadership team for many years, I'm well aware of how impactful my colleagues are, so very much look forward to working with my colleagues  to help our clients navigate the current environment.

“There is the potential that the next 12 months may again prove challenging, however I am reassured that the strong foundations the financial services sector laid down in 2020 will continue to support the economy at this time.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Kail for the outstanding contribution he has made over the last four and a half years.  Andrew has been instrumental in developing our practice into one which is both market leading and relevant to both our clients and the sector as a whole.”

Dan Schwarzmann, Head of Market Initiatives and Industries at PwC UK, said:

“Financial Services is a major focus for the firm, and with increasing industry convergence, our market leading team plays an important role in supporting clients in financial services and other industries. I know I speak on behalf of the entire team when I say how delighted we are with Isabelle's appointment.

“Isabelle’s leadership experience and expertise will be invaluable at a time when our clients require support to help them navigate the opportunities available or their challenges they face with speed, imagination and care.”


Notes to editors

Isabelle Jenkins formally began her role on Friday 1 January 2021, taking over from Andrew Kail, who was Leader of Financial Services at PwC UK for four and a half years.


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