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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 26 years.

Kevin Ellis

Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC United Kingdom

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Marco Amitrano, Head of Clients and Markets

Marco is responsible for Clients and Markets. He has 28 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.

Marco Amitrano

Head of Clients and Markets, PwC United Kingdom

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Quentin Cole, Head of Industries

Quentin has been a Partner since 2010. He graduated from Cardiff University in 1997 with a degree in History and has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Gloucestershire. Quentin began his career in industry before joining PwC where he was a member of our Business Restructuring Services (BRS) team for circa 20 years. While in BRS, Quentin worked on many high profile and complex assignments in the private sector before specialising in turnaround and crisis management in the public sector and healthcare markets in 2005. Quentin became UK Industry Leader for Health Industries in 2015 and from 2018 to 2021 led the combined UK Government & Health Industries practice.

Quentin Cole

Head of Industries, PwC United Kingdom

+44 (0)7770 303846

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Ian Elliott, Chief People Officer

Ian is PwC UK’s Chief People Officer. He joined the firm in 1988 on the graduate training programme and qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW). Prior to moving into his current role, Ian led the UK Forensic Services practice, where he specialised in Forensic Investigations in the public and private sectors. Ian joined the UK Firm’s Executive Board as Chief People Officer on 1 January 2022.

Ian Elliott

Chief People Officer & Executive Board Member, PwC United Kingdom

+44 (0)7711 912415

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Ben Higgin, Head of Technology and Investments

Ben is responsible for Technology & Investments. He also works with clients as part of our New world. New skills. initiative, working closely with the PwC Network to develop client technology solutions for digital upskilling.

Previous roles include leading our Client Assets audit and advisory practice, advising clients on prudential regulation and more recently, leading the work to focus on quality in Audit including organisational design and culture and behavioural change. 

Ben is a chartered accountant and has spent time seconded to the Department of Trade and Industry as their Accountancy Advisor.  He has also spent time working and living in Hong Kong and the US.

Ben is an advocate for mental health.

Ben Higgin

Head of Technology and Investments, PwC United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7213 3901

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Laura Hinton, Head of Tax

Laura is a member of PwC’s UK Management Board, where she holds the position of UK Tax Leader, which includes leadership of PwC UK’s Tax, Legal and People and Organisation practices. Laura has over 25 years experience as a business consultant, specialising in HR and Workforce transformation, operating model programmes and culture change. She has been a partner in PwC since 2006. Prior to taking on this role, Laura was PwC UK’s Chief People Officer, and a member of the Executive Board for over 5 years, where she was also responsible for the Firm’s overall Transformation Programme and leading on our External Reputation and Communications agenda. 

Laura graduated from King's College, London with a 1st Class Business Management degree, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. Prior to joining PwC, she was a Partner at BDO, where she established and led the HR Consulting team, following a number of years in the Audit practice. 

She is currently an Executive Fellow at King's College Business School, in London, and also an active member of the Heart of the City Leadership Council.

Laura Hinton

Tax Leader, PwC United Kingdom

+44 (0)7956 267671

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Hemione Hudson, Head of Audit

Hemione is the UK Head of Audit and is a member of the UK Management Board. She has over 20 years of experience, having joined PwC in 1995 and became a partner in 2007. She is an auditor and specialises in the banking and capital markets sectors. She has worked with a range of Global, European and UK-based clients.

Hemione Hudson

Head of Audit, PwC United Kingdom

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Warwick Hunt, Managing Partner

Warwick graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg with a Bachelor of Accountancy (with honours), and holds FCA (Australia and New Zealand) and ACA (ICAEW) qualifications. 

He chairs the International and Partner Matters Committees, leads the PwC Network’s EMEA Executive Team and sits on the EMEA Leadership Team. 

Before joining the Executive Board in October 2013, Warwick 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. 

In addition to his management responsibilities, Warwick leads the provision of services to a range of clients.

Warwick Hunt

Managing Partner, PwC United Kingdom

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Sam Samaratunga, Head of Risk

Sam is PwC’s UK Risk leader. During his career, Sam has primarily been focused on banking, capital markets and financial services market infrastructure, advising clients on the analysis of risk, control and change within complex information systems. He has specialised in financial services and led client engagements with a range of major banks, clearing houses, regulators and stock exchanges. Sam is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Sam Samaratunga

Global Head of Risk, PwC United Kingdom

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Carl Sizer, Head of Regions and Platforms

Carl graduated from Birmingham University and joined the firm in 1999, making Partner in 2009 and going on to join the Management Board as Head of Regions on 1 July 2020. From 1 January 2022 he has also taken responsibility for Platforms; whereby he is responsible for driving our market approach to addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities that our clients face. Carl is focused in the Financial Services sector and previously led the growth in our Midlands Financial Services practice and was responsible for the National Banking & Capital Markets Audit practice. Carl has worked with a number of our global clients and spent two years in the Banking and Capital Markets practice in New York. Externally, Carl is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, where he has previously served as deputy chairman of the Learning and Professional Development Board and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.

Carl Sizer

Head of Regions and Platforms, PwC United Kingdom

+44 (0)7841 570453

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Lucy Stapleton, Head of Deals

As UK Deals Leader, Lucy is responsible for our Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Business Restructuring and Forensics businesses. Lucy advises large private equity and corporate clients on multinational carve outs and vendor due diligence; bid defence; buy-side due diligence and was the founder of the firm's market leading healthcare transaction services practice. Lucy began her career in audit in London where she qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW) before completing a two year secondment to the New York Deals team. Lucy has been a UK partner since 2006 and in addition to her market focus has been the UK Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Leader; Chief Operating Officer for Deals and People Leader for Transaction Services.

Lucy Stapleton

Deals Leader, London, PwC United Kingdom

+44 (0)7771 878523

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Alison Statham, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel

Alison is the UK firm’s Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel. Before joining the Management Board, she was the firm's Deputy General Counsel  overseeing a wide range of commercial, risk, regulatory, governance and other practice issues. Prior to joining PwC, Alison qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters and worked in private practice specialising in commercial litigation with an emphasis on professional services.  She graduated from King's College London with a degree in law and holds a Masters in International Business Law. 

Alison Statham

Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, PwC United Kingdom

+44 7841 567022

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Paul Terrington, Head of Consulting

Paul sits on PwC's UK Management Board as Head of Consulting. He was also Regional Chairman of PwC in Northern Ireland from 2011 to 2020 and 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. It is now our largest office outside London, with over 2,300 people. Paul holds an LLB (Hons) Degree in Law from University of Reading and a Postgraduate Diploma in HR Management from University of Ulster. His client-facing background is in large-scale public sector transformation programmes and organisational governance and change across private businesses. He is a member of the Council of the Institute of Directors in the UK and past Chair of Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland. He is current Chair of Ulster Rugby management Committee and previous Chair of NI Hospice capital appeal fund. He is now a Northern Ireland Hospice Ambassador.

Paul Terrington

Head of Consulting, PwC United Kingdom

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Marissa Thomas, Chief Operating Officer

Marissa is PwC’s UK Chief Operating Officer and has been with the firm for 28 years. For the last 25 years Marissa has been advising private equity, sovereign investors and large corporate clients on tax related matters on transactions. This includes advice on investment structures, due diligence and various aspects of fund manager set-up and ongoing operation. 

Prior to moving into her current role, Marissa has held two other Management Board roles - the Head of Deals and more recently the Head of Tax.

Marissa Thomas

Chief Operating Officer, PwC United Kingdom

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