PwC promotes Paul Delbridge to London Market Insurance leader

06 February 2017

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.

Paul Delbridge - PwC

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."


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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.