EY has picked up risk assurance and advisory expert Janet Dawson from PwC, where she spent the past 23 years. Dawson joins EY as Partner and head of its Global and UK&I Government & Public Sector Assurance practice.
Prior to joining EY, Janet Dawson worked at PwC as Partner and head of its UK Health team. During her more than 23 years at PwC, Dawson led a range of high profile external audits of NHS trusts and London boroughs. Additionally, Dawson’s work was instrumental in the introduction of clinical commissioning groups into the NHS.
Dawson holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Business/Management from the University of Edinburgh.
The announcement from EY sees Dawson take the helm of its Global and UK&I Government & Public Sector Assurance practice operation. The roles bring with it leadership of 220 UK & Ireland based professionals, as well as 2,600 global professionals that audit and provide assurance advice to various government and public sector organisations globally.
Bjorn Conway, EY Head of UK&I Government & Public Sector, says, “Janet brings a wealth of experience in assurance and this is an area where we expect to see significant growth. With public finances under pressure all over the world, Janet will help our clients to better demonstrate that public money is being spent effectively.”
Dawson says that she is “excited” about the opportunity to join EY and lead its dynamic Public Sector Assurance practice. She adds, “An uncertain global economic outlook, increasing regulatory and business risks, and continued risk of fraud in certain regions is fuelling demand for greater accountability and transparency. I want to ensure that EY is best placed to help support public sector organisations as they seek to their improve governance and accountability as well as their impact on taxpayers and citizens.”