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PwC announces the appointment of six new partners across its Northern practice

As part of its continued commitment to increase the capability and level of specialisms across the region, PwC has announced the appointments of six new partners across its Northern practice.

The six new partners entering the partnership are: Jane Steer, Steve Mills, Laura Nadal, Simon White, Nicola Turner and James Geldart. 

Armoghan Mohammed, PwC’s Regional Chair for the North commented;

“It’s a real privilege for me to welcome our new partners who bring with them a wide range of expertise and specialisms to the region. Whilst the last twelve months has been a challenging time for all, it’s important we continue to plan and invest for the future. I’m really proud of our new partners, whose appointments signify the importance we place on delivering the best service possible to our clients across the region as we all navigate our way in a post pandemic world.” 

Jane Steer: Jane works in PwC's restructuring practice, specialising in supporting corporates and their stakeholders through periods of change, stress or distress. Known for her pragmatic, hands-on and collaborative approach she works for and with clients in: the design and implementation of turnaround and restructuring solutions; independent business reviews; pre-lending due diligence; debtor-side advisory; accelerated mergers & acquisitions; contingency planning and formal insolvency appointments. 

Steve Mills: Stephen is a Partner within PwC’s Technology, Data & Analytics practice and leads the team out of Manchester. For the last 20 years, Stephen has worked extensively with a range of clients, providing advice and support in their efforts to deliver successful data related strategies and business analytics projects. Stephen has worked with a variety of organisations to modernise their data environments to cloud based solutions or simply moving them to modern visualisations applications

Laura Nadel: Laura leads our employment law business in the North. With 15 years’ experience, she supports organisations with the full range of people/legal issues. Drawing on her extensive commercial experience working alongside HR and legal teams, Laura helps employers unlock value and protect their business and people.  Laura's promotion to partner reflects PwC's ongoing commitment to building its legal business in the regional market.

Simon White: Simon started his PwC career in London, where he spent 12 years working with FTSE 100 listed audit clients, before relocating to Manchester in 2011. Simon's experience covers group and subsidiary audits, reporting accountant work on capital markets transactions and advising clients on accounting, governance and reporting matters. He has a broad spectrum of industry experience and his clients include listed (UK and US) and Private Equity backed groups, and large private businesses. As a partner, Simon will be focussed on continuing to provide high quality audits and navigating through the impact of UK Audit and Corporate Governance reform.

Nicola Turner: Nicola Turner leads the Private Business tax practice in Leeds, advising corporate groups, management teams, owners and family offices on a broad range of tax issues.  Nicola has been working with Yorkshire based private and private equity backed businesses for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience, regularly advising on; acquisitions, disposals, IPOs, group reorganisations and international expansions, as well as tax incentives, governance and compliance.  She understands what is critical in best supporting private and private equity backed businesses; pragmatism, speed of response, commerciality and above all, the people.

James Geldart: James is part of PwC's tax practice across the Northern Markets, as well as this team's focus on the EU&R (Energy, Utilities and Resources) sector nationally. He joined PwC in 2005 on the firm's graduate scheme, originally in the Yorkshire assurance practice, before moving to corporate tax in 2007. James has over 14 years of experience advising a broad range of businesses, from tech start-ups to multinational corporations, on Innovation Incentives and intellectual property.

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