PwC UK advisory head Kevin Ellis will take
over from Richard Collier-Keywood as UK managing partner in

In newly created roles, John Dwyer will join
the executive board to lead deals and Ashley Unwin will lead

“The creation of specific Board roles for
Deals and Consulting reflects the market opportunity in these key
areas of our business,” PwC chairman and senior partner Ian Powell

Ellis, who has led PwC’s advisory business for
four years, steps into the role after Collier-Keywood took up the
vice-chairman post at PwC International in November. The managing
partner post is similar to that of a chief operating officer.

“As for any organisation, it is essential to
keep the structure and constitution of the firm’s leadership under
review and I feel that the time is now right to make changes to
ensure we are well positioned to continue to serve our clients,”
PwC UK chairman Ian Powell said. 

PwC previously announced that Margaret Cole
will join the firm in September and take over from Owen Jonathan as
general counsel from 31 December.

Outside of these appointments, the PwC
executive board includes: Gaenor Bagley, people; James Chalmers,
assurance; Stephanie Hyde, regions; Owen Jonathan, general counsel,
risk and quality; Kevin Nicholson, tax; Richard Oldfield, markets
and industries; Richard Sexton, reputation and policy; and, Keith
Tilson, chief financial officer.