New chairman and senior partner of PwC announced

Kevin Ellis has been named as the new chairman and senior partner of PwC in the UK and Middle East, and will begin a four-year term on 1 July this year.

Mr Ellis came out top against three other candidates, and will replace the retiring Ian Powell, who served two four-year periods as senior partner.

Mr Ellis joined PwC in 1984 as a graduate trainee from Nottingham University. He made partner in 1996 and then from 2008, he led the advisory business team. Before he takes on his new role, Mr Ellis will continue to serve as managing partner of UK operations.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Ellis said: “I’m honoured to have been elected as chairman and senior partner of PwC in the UK and Middle East. This is an exciting time for PwC and it is a privilege to lead our 20,000 people as we work together to take our firm from strength to strength.”

“I will remain focused on delivering the best of PwC to our clients while continuing to invest in our people, skills and technology – all of which are key to our future success. Helping our clients respond to the opportunities of a digital age by giving them access to high quality teams and innovative services is vital.”