New leader to drive PwC’s transport and logistics business

Jan 09, 2018

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PwC has appointed Charlie Johnson-Ferguson to lead its 200 person strong transport and logistics advisory business. Charlie succeeds Coolin Desai, who led the industry sector since 2011.

Charlie has over 16 years experience in industry, helping public and private sector clients on a range of projects including infrastructure financing, competitive bid preparation and evaluation, financial modelling, and equipment financing and procurement and concessions.

He has also been extensively involved with both the UK Government on bid side, relating to the franchising of passenger rail operations and procurement of rolling stock.

As well as working in the UK, Charlie has been involved with projects throughout Europe and Australia across a range of sectors including Transport, Health, Education, Housing and Defence.

Commenting on his appointment as UK transport and logistics leader at PwC, Charlie Johnson-Ferguson said:

“I am thrilled to be asked to lead such a strong and diverse team who are passionate about what they do. With the recent Industrial Strategy and a greater emphasis than ever on generating increasingly connected networks across the UK, the transport and logistics industry has never been a more dynamic place to work.  

“Although many challenges lie ahead, there are also opportunities for the industry to demonstrate its value to society and grow successfully. I look forward to working with our clients as they navigate the road ahead.”

Lisa Hooker, head of consumer markets at PwC said:

“I am delighted that Charlie has taken on the leadership of our UK transport and logistics practice. He brings a wealth of experience and is ideally suited to working with our clients as they manage significant change in the years ahead."

PwC’s UK transport and logistics leadership team consists of:

  • Michael Burns, Aviation Leader

  • Grant Klein, Bus and Rail Leader

  • Nick Smith, Shipping and Ports Leader

  • Nicola Preedy, Logistics and Post Leader

Coolin Desai will continue to focus on corporate finance work specialising in the business and outsourced services sectors encompassing facilities, operations, technology and professional services.



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