EY has appointed Josh Lewsey to the role of People Advisory Services (PAS) Leader within its Financial Services arm in Asia-Pacific. He is tasked with delivering human capital and change management services to the firm's clients across the region.
Prior to joining EY, Josh Lewsey worked at the Welsh Rugby Union for three years, where he was responsible to the union’s executive board on issues pertaining to strategic and structural elements of the national sport. He previously worked at Citi for two years, first as an Equities Sales Trader before becoming the Head of Advisory Services. Lewsey joined PwC in 2009 as a Management Consultant, following a career in the British Army, where he was an officer. He was also a high-ranked sporting player, in the England rugby union, and a European and Rugby World Cup winner.
Lewsey holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College London, a degree and diploma in law from the University of Bristol.
The appointment of Lewsey brings a range of experience to the firm, including from the top end of sport – an area where the accounting and consulting firm is increasingly focused on in its recruitment. Lewsey takes on the role of EY Asia-Pacific (APAC) Financial Services Office (FSO) People Advisory Services (PAS) Leader, focused on bringing change management services to the firm’s clients in Hong Kong, Greater China, Singapore and Oceania. He is based out of Hong Kong.
Chris Price, EY Global Leader of People Advisory Services, says, “Josh brings a wealth of experience in organisational change management and financial services front office transformation and will be a great addition to the PAS teams. Having Josh lead EY FSO PAS capabilities from Hong Kong is an extremely positive step in effectively serving our clients across the APAC region and helping them adapt to the rapidly changing business environment.”
Commenting on his new role, Lewsey says that he “looks forward” to working with EY’s teams of professionals to help clients bring about a proactive and coordinated approach to transformational change.” He adds, “The way that an organisation decides to approach change increasingly makes the difference between its success and failure, particularly in the current financial services environment. This raises many subsequent questions for organisations in financial services, but also opens up significant opportunities for the talent agenda."