UK Management Board

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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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, Chief People Officer

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.

Laura Hinton

Chief People Officer, PwC United Kingdom

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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 and Chief Operating Officer

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) and ACA (ICAEW) qualifications.

He chairs the Management Board’s Investment, International and Partner Matters Committees in addition to leading the Firm's Finance and Operations functions and leads the PwC Network’s EMEA Executive Team and sits on the EMEA Leadership Team.

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

Warwick Hunt

Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, PwC United Kingdom

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Sam Samaratunga, Head of Risk Assurance 

Sam is PwC’s UK Risk Assurance 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

Head of Risk Assurance, PwC United Kingdom

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Dan Schwarzmann, Head of Market Initiatives and Industries

Dan has been a Partner since 1998 and involved in company restructuring and insolvency work from 1990 with a focus on Financial Services, acting on high profile companies such as Lehman. Prior to becoming responsible for Market Initiatives & Industries in July 2016, he spent two years on the Executive Board and was also responsible for the Business Recovery Services team for six years. He has a Masters degree in Business Administration from City University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Dan Schwarzmann

Head of Market Initiatives and Industries, London, PwC United Kingdom

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Carl Sizer, Head of Regions

Carl graduated from Birmingham University and joined the firm in 1999, making Partner in 2009. Prior to joining the Management Board as Head of Regions on 1 July 2020, Carl has been focussed in the Financial Services sector most recently leading the growth in our Midlands Financial Services practice and for the last year has been 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, PwC United Kingdom

+44 (0)7841 570453

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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 has also been Regional Chairman of PwC in Northern Ireland since 2011 and 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. It is now our largest office outside London, with over 2,000 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, Head of Tax

Marissa is PwC’s UK Tax Leader, and a member of PwC's UK Management Board. She has over 22 years’ experience of advising private equity, sovereign investors and large corporate clients on tax related matters on transactions. Including 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’s role on the Management Board was leading the UK Deals business. Previous roles held include leader of the UK private equity and sovereign wealth / investment fund business, and Clients and Markets Leader for Tax.

Marissa Thomas

Head of Tax, PwC United Kingdom

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Ken Walsh, Head of Deals

Ken is PwC’s UK Deals Leader. Ken has over 23 years’ experience of working with larger private equity and corporate clients in buying and selling businesses in the UK, Continental Europe and North America. Ken joined the firm in 1990 on the graduate training program, in Jersey and qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW). He subsequently completed a three year secondment in Toronto. Ken has been a Partner in the UK Transaction Services business since 2004. Along with a strong client focus, Ken has been the Chief Operating Officer for Deals and People Leader for Transaction Services. As UK Deals Leader, Ken leads and is responsible for our Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Forensics and Restructuring businesses.

Ken Walsh

Head of Deals, PwC United Kingdom

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