Investment in offices

PwC Scotland promotes three to partner

Jonathan McGuffieLyndsey PatersonPwC continues to invest in its Scottish team with the appointment of three equity partners in Risk Assurance, Actuarial and Digital Services across its three offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Jonathan McGuffie (above) will be leading the actuarial services team and Lindsey Paterson (above) will continue to advise on risk assurance.

Stewart Wilson (below) will be leading the digital transformation business across the devolved local and regional government sector as well as managing the Software as a Service (SaaS) offering known as Engage.

Stewart WilsonLindsay Gardiner, regional chairman, PwC in Scotland, said:  “These appointments represent a significant investment for PwC in Scotland and reflect our ambition to continue growing and investing in our local markets.”

Across the UK, PwC UK promoted a record 61 equity partners – the third successive year the firm has increased its new partner numbers. The newly promoted partners, aged between 32 and 51 represent a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and experience – with more women, flexible workers and people based in the regions moving into senior positions.

Nearly half (45%) of the new partner group are based outside of London, reflecting PwC’s commitment to investing in its business and clients across the whole of the UK.

In addition, nearly three in ten (28%) of the new partners are female – up from 23% last year. The number of future female leaders coming through the business is also strong – 40% of the newly promoted directors are female, up from 30% last year. PwC now has 174 female equity partners, more than any other professional services firm. One in five of the new partner group are aged 35 or under.

Gaenor Bagley, head of people at PwC, said: “Our aim to create a truly diverse workforce is starting to pay off and it’s great to see a higher number of female partners than last year.  By focusing on diversity across all levels of the firm, right from apprenticeship and graduate entry through to the senior leadership level we are creating a workforce that more accurately reflects our clients and wider society.

“More of our new partners work flexibly, demonstrating that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all mould to being a partner in a professional services firm.”

Across the UK, PwC continues to recruit record levels of young people to the firm, and will take on more than 1,500 graduates and around 170 school leavers this year.

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