PwC has appointed PwC veteran Matt Hammond as the new regional Chairman of PwC’s Midlands practice and Senior Partner for the Birmingham office. In his new role, Hammond will be in charge of 2,000 employees working in PwC’s Birmingham, Castle Donington and Milton Keynes offices.
Matt Hammond joined PwC in 1996, and has during his almost twenty years at the firm climbed the ranks. Roles fulfilled by Hammond include Manager, Senior Manager and Director. In 2006 he was named Partner. From 2010 to 2013, he led the Business Recovery Services team and between 2013 and 2015, he took on the role of West Region Chairman for PwC and led the firm’s Business Recovery Services.
In his new role, Hammond will take over from Mark Smith, who led the regional practice for the last seven years and saw the firm’s practice experience significant growth. “The last seven years have been extremely rewarding, and I’m delighted that the firm has continued to perform very strongly in the region. We have experienced growth in excess of 20% in the last 12 months, which has been achieved across all areas of the business,” comments Smith. “I’m really looking forward to focusing even more of my time working with some of the leading businesses in the region.”
Hammond adds: “It is a great privilege to be heading up PwC’s Midlands practice and to lead the future development of the firm in the region. Mark has done an exceptional job over the last seven years and I look forward to working with the teams across the three offices and delivering further growth. We have just strengthened the senior team in the Midlands, with eight new partners and 14 new directors, reflecting a major investment to support clients in the regions. With stronger economic growth, regional devolution and an expanding financial services sector, it’s an exciting time for the Midlands.”
“I am delighted that Matt is returning to the Midlands and am really excited about the opportunity to work with him over the next few years,” concludes Smith.