PwC has promoted Paul Delbridge, who has been with the firm for around thirty years, to the role of London Market Insurance leader. He takes key responsibility for the firm's Advisory, Tax and Audit activities for financial services clients, including Lloyd's and London Market Group, as well as major broker markets.
Paul Delbridge joined PwC in 1987, becoming a Partner in the firm’s Management Consulting practice in 2000. His work most recently, in face of a rapidly developing market landscape, has predominantly been in technology advisory for the insurance industry, covering issues for clients in the area of digital, InsurTech and the Internet of Things, according to McKinsey & Company an $11 trillion opportunity globally by 2025.
His more than 30 years of experience covers a wide selection of project, including underwriting and pricing, ERM and Solvency II, mergers and acquisitions, audits, cost reduction, performance management and data and analytics. Delbridge holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science City from the University of London.
Delbridge had been appointed to the role of London Market Insurance leader. In his new role at the accounting and consulting firm, Delbridge will be responsible for the firm’s Audit, Tax and Advisory activities and services across London and the region's landscape. The role sees him succeed Jim Bichard, who has become the UK insurance practice leader.
Commenting on his successor, Bichard, states, “The London market is hugely important for PwC’s insurance practice and one where we have continued to grow and establish a leading presence in the assurance, deals, tax and advisory spaces supporting our clients. Paul brings a fantastic wealth of experience and is ideally suited to developing and innovating how we work with our London Market and broking clients in the future.”
Delbridge comments that he is "very excited” about taking on the role within the practice. He adds, “Despite facing tough trading conditions, the London Market continues to be very dynamic, with modernisation, innovation, diversity and disruption all high on the agenda. I look forward to the challenge of ensuring that PwC offers the very best of our thinking, expertise and experience to our clients, and am looking to build on the very strong platform that Jim has built over the last four years."