Annual report 2018: UK Management Board

Our Management Board is made up of our Executive Board and our Clients and Market Executive. Meet the members below.

Meet our Executive Board and Clients and Markets Executive, click on each individual to find out more:

Kevin Ellis
Chairman and Senior Partner

Kevin joined the UK firm’s Executive Board in 2008 as Head of Advisory, and was made Managing Partner in 2012. Kevin was elected as Chairman and Senior Partner of the UK and Middle East alliance in 2016. He joined the firm in 1984 on the graduate training programme and qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW). Kevin specialised in providing turnaround and crisis management support to businesses in the public and private sectors for over 25 years.

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Jon Andrews
Head of Technology and Investment

Jon graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Psychology degree and he joined the firm as a partner in 2007 from Accenture. Prior to joining the Executive Board in 2016 he headed up our People and Organisation Network in the UK and globally. He has worked with clients across several industry sectors including high tech, FMCG, financial services, government and pharmaceuticals and has spent time working and living abroad in Kuala Lumpur and Zurich.

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Kevin Burrowes
Head of Clients and Markets

Kevin is responsible for Clients and Markets. He is also the Global Relationship Partner for a global bank. Previous roles include the Global Banking & Capital Markets Leader and Financial Services Leader in the UK. During his career he has primarily focused on advising, leading and delivering projects for investment banks across a broad agenda from strategy to process efficiency, Front Office to HR, globally and locally. His clients have included JP Morgan, RBS, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, HSBC and HM Government. He has previously worked at IBM, Credit Suisse and The Royal Bank of Scotland and has been based in London, New York and Frankfurt. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Margaret Cole
Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel

Margaret is the UK Firm’s Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining PwC, Margaret was Managing Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime and a Board member of the FSA. Margaret has over 20 years’ experience in private practice, specialising in commercial litigation with an emphasis on financial services. She has formerly been a partner at Stephenson Harwood and White & Case. She is a Trustee of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and graduated from Cambridge with a degree in law.

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Laura Hinton
Head of People

Laura graduated from King’s College, London with a Business Management degree. She trained in audit prior to moving into HR Consulting where she set up and led a mid-tier practice. She joined PwC in 2005 and made partner in 2006. Before joining the Executive Board, Laura was a member of the Tax Leadership Team as Head of People. She continues to work with global clients to support them with culture change, performance management and talent related challenges.

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Warwick Hunt
Chief Operating Officer/Managing Partner - International

Warwick graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg with a Bachelor of Accountancy (with honours), in addition to holding FCA (Australia and New Zealand), ACA (ICAEW) and CA (SA) designations. He is responsible for the leadership of the UK firm’s Finance and Operations functions and chairs the Management Board’s International Committee and Partner Matters Committee. Before joining the Executive Board in October 2013, he completed a four year term as PwC Middle East Senior Partner. Prior to that he was a partner in PwC New Zealand where he led the firm as Territory Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2009. Warwick, in addition to his management responsibilities, leads the provision of services to a range of clients.

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Meet our Clients and Markets Executive, click on each individual to find out more:

Marco Amitrano
Head of Consulting

Marco is PwC’s UK Head of Consulting and was previously PwC’s Global and UK Risk Assurance Services Leader. He has 26 years of international experience in Advisory and Assurance services, serving major clients in the UK and around the world across a range of industries, including technology, engineering and consumer products. Marco is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has also served on the board of British American Business. Prior to joining PwC, he qualified with a Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is a graduate of Columbia Business School in New York.

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Hemione Hudson
Head of Assurance

Hemione graduated from Durham University with a Psychology degree. She joined PwC in 1995 and became a partner in 2007. Hemione has over 20 years of experience working in Assurance. She specialises in auditing and advising clients in the banking and capital markets sectors. She previously spent two years supporting the UK Chairman and Senior Partner with responsibilities including leading the UK strategy team.

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Kevin Nicholson
Head of Tax

Kevin graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic with a degree in English and History. He joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 2000. He has spent time in the North East, New York and Hong Kong. He joined the Executive Board in 2008 as Head of Regions, and before that he headed our Entrepreneurs and Private Clients division.

Dan Schwarzmann
Head of Market Initiatives and Industries

Dan has a Masters degree in Business Administration from City University and became a Partner in 1998. In July 2016 he became Head of Market Initiatives & Industries on the Clients and Markets Executive. From 2014 to 2016 he was a member of the Executive Board and before then was responsible for the Business Recovery Services team for six years. Dan has been involved in company restructurings and insolvency work since 1990. During this time he has particularly focused on the financial services sector and has acted on a significant number of high profile companies, including various Lehman entities in the UK and overseas.

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Paul Terrington
Head of Regions

Paul holds an LLB (Hons) degree in Law from University of Reading and a Postgraduate Diploma in HR Management from University of Ulster. Paul is a partner in our Consulting business and has been Regional Chairman of PwC in Northern Ireland for the past six years. He has led the establishment and growth of our Belfast office as an innovation, technology and service delivery hub for the firm in the UK and globally, and it is now our largest office outside London. Paul has a client-facing background in large scale transformation programmes across government, and organisational governance and change across private businesses.

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Marissa Thomas
Head of Deals

Marissa is the UK Firm’s Deals Leader, and has over 21 years’ experience of advising private equity, sovereign investors and large corporate clients on deal structures and various aspects of fund manager set-up and ongoing operation (including deal and fund structuring advice, viability assessment of establishing investment platforms and implementation of such platforms and operations). Marissa previously led the PwC UK Private Equity and Sovereign Wealth/Investment Fund Business, and was the Clients and Markets Leader for Tax. As UK Deals Leader, Marissa leads and is responsible for our Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Forensics and Restructuring businesses.

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