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May 9, 2012

PwC UK reshuffles board, Ellis named managing partner

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

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

“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 said.

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.


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