Kevin, Chairman and Senior Partner, joined the UK firm's Executive Board in 2008, first as Head of the Advisory business and from 2012, as Managing Partner. He was elected Chairman and Senior Partner with effect from 1 July 2016. He joined the firm in 1984 on the graduate training program 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.
Marco is PwC’s UK Head of Consulting and was previously PwC’s Global and UK Risk Assurance Services Leader. He has 24 years of international experience in Assurance and Advisory services, serving major clients in the UK and around the world across a range of industries, including technology, engineering and consumer products.
Over his career, Marco has worked in a number of countries, including three years in PwC’s Chicago office, where he worked with a number of US organisations as auditor and adviser, gaining specialist knowledge in both US GAAP, SEC reporting and business process improvement. He has also undertaken rotation assignments through our Capital Markets Group and Transactions Services practice.
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.
Jon joined the firm as a Partner in 2007 from Accenture, where he had been a Partner since 2001. 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. Jon graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Psychology degree.
Kevin is a partner in PwC’s consulting business. He sits on the UK Executive Board with responsibility for Clients and Markets. He is also the Global Relationship Partner for a global bank. Previous roles include being the Global Banking and 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.
Margaret joined PwC as a partner in September 2012. She is the UK firms Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel and a member of the Executive Board. Her responsibilities include Corporate Affairs, Risk & Quality and Compliance.
Prior to joining PwC, Margaret was Managing Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and a member of the FSA’s Board. She also held the role of Interim Managing Director of the Conduct Business Unit for a period prior to the creation of the Financial Conduct Authority.
Before the FSA Margaret spent over 20 years in private practice as a Solicitor specialising in commercial litigation with an emphasis on financial services. Margaret led the Dispute Resolution Department at the London office of International Law firm White & Case from 1995 to 2000. Before that she was a partner at Stephenson Harwood.
Margaret is a graduate in Law from Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall), Cambridge, where she was recently made an Honorary Fellow. She has served as a Non-Executive Director of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services., and since 2012 has been a Trustee of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. In 2012 the University of Law awarded Margaret an honorary Doctorate of Law in recognition of her services to the legal profession.
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.
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.
Warwick holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (with honours) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in addition to holding FCA (Australia and New Zealand), ACA (ICAEW) and CA (SA) designations.
Before joining the Executive Board in 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. Warwick has worked in roles within a number of other PwC member Firms and has led the provision of PwC services to a range of leading clients.
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 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 & 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.
Dan is a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also the International Association of Insurance Receivers.
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 6 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.
He is a member of the Council of the Institute of Directors in the UK and immediate past Chair of Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland.
He is current Chair of Ulster Rugby Management Committee and of NI Hospice capital appeal fund.
Marissa is PwC’s Head of Deals for the UK firm. Marissa has significant experience advising private equity and SWIF clients and previously led the UK firm’s Sovereign Wealth Funds industry network. Marissa is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been with the firm for over 20 years, making partner in 2004. Prior to joining Deals she was part of the Tax practice, where she was a member of the UK firm’s Tax Leadership Team, with responsibility for International and Deals plus associated growth strategies.
The Supervisory Board is independent of the Management Board. Twelve of its members are elected by the firm’s partners for a four year terms of office, with six seats being filled every two years. In addition, the Chairman of the Management Board and those partners who have been elected to the board of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (that is the Global Board, and excluding any partner who would be ineligible to stand for election to the Supervisory Board) are ex-officio members who are deemed as elected members in certain circumstances as set out in the Members’ Agreement.
The Supervisory Board generally meets monthly but may occasionally hold additional meetings as necessary. Six of the current elected Supervisory Board members took office on 1 January 2015 and six on 1 January 2017.
The Supervisory Board provides the firm's Chairman with guidance on matters of actual or potential concern to the partners. It is also responsible for:
The Supervisory Board currently has four committees.
The Partner Affairs Committee: The overriding aim of this committee is to ensure that partners are fairly treated as partners and to satisfy itself that the firm has appropriate processes and procedures to ensure the successful development of partners over their careers. The committee reviews all matters relating to partners’ interests as partners as a basis for advising the Supervisory Board. The review covers matters put to the Supervisory Board for approval, matters for noting or matters for advising on from the Executive Board (or the Clients and Markets Executive), and also matters raised by partners through the Supervisory Board or by the Supervisory Board itself.
The Audit and Risk Committee: This committee has responsibility for reviewing the policies and processes for identifying, assessing and managing risks within the firm. It oversees the management of those risks, including financial control, compliance and independence.
It also reviews the LLP’s accounts and considers the scope, results and effectiveness of internal and external audit, including reviewing the external auditor’s independence and any non-audit services and fees.
The Strategy and Governance Committee: This committee proposes to the Supervisory Board a forward agenda to assist it effectively to commit time to strategic issues facing the LLP as well as to routine operational matters. It also deals with governance matters and transactions.
The Senior Management Remuneration Group: The Group has delegated decision-making powers from the SB in relation to agreeing the remuneration of the UK Senior Partner (in consultation with the Global Board and Network Chair, as appropriate), the Executive Board, the Clients and Markets Executive and any UK partners on the Global Leadership Team (GLT) and the determination of whether the firm’s remuneration policies have been appropriately applied to them.
For the terms of reference of the Supervisory Board and of the Audit and Risk Committee, please go to Terms of Reference.
The members of the Supervisory Board from 1 January 2017 are:
Those marked with an asterisk will serve until 31 December 2018 and the others until 31 December 2020.
The Chair of the Supervisory Board is Anne Simpson. The Deputy Chair is Claire Stokes.
Ex officio members:
Duncan Skailes - Member of the Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
Kevin Ellis - Chairman of the Executive Board and Alliance Senior Partner
Supervisory Board Committees:
Partner Affairs Committee: Chair - Heather Swanston; Members - Bill MacLeod, Teresa Owusu-Adjei, John Minards and Jim Stidham
Audit and Risk Committee: Chair - Bill MacLeod; Members - Chris Burns, Pauline Campbell, John Minards and Jim Stidham.
Strategy and Governance Committee: Chair - Claire Stokes; Members - Dave Allen, Chris Burns, Mary Monfries, Zafar Patel and Duncan Skailes.
Senior Management Remuneration Group: Chair - Mary Monfries; Members - Dave Allen, Bill MacLeod and Anne Simpson