PwC promotes Charlie Johnson-Ferguson as Transport and Logistics lead

30 January 2018 2 min. read
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PwC has appointed Charlie Johnson-Ferguson to lead the Transport and Logistics advisory business. The appointment of Johnson-Ferguson who has been with the firm since 1996, includes leadership of more than 200 professionals in a time of seismic change within the industry.

Charlie Johnson-Ferguson has been with PwC for the past 21 years, most recently he held the position of Partner in the firm’s UK business, working across the corporate finance and transport segment, which included global exposure with roles across Transport, Health, Education, Housing and Defence in Europe and a two-year secondment in Australia. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Economic History, which he obtained from the University of Bristol.

The transportation segment is currently undergoing a wide array of changes. Electrification, automation and mobility is set to transform the automotive industry, while increased focus on improving public transport will potentially reduce the need to leverage fossil fuels.Charlie Johnson FergusonThe appointment of Johnson-Ferguson further boosts PwC’s ability to support its clients acclimatise to the new transport sector conditions. He brings more than sixteen years to the role, and will lead a 200-person strong team, covering issues across the transport and logistics. The appointment will allow the firm to better serve its clients as focus increasingly shifts to new mobility options, from public transport to walking. Johnson-Ferguson succeeds Coolin Desai, who has been with the firm since 2000 and was in the role since 2011.

Commenting on his appointment as UK Transport and Logistics leader at PwC, Charlie Johnson-Ferguson said, “I am thrilled to be asked to lead such a strong and diverse team who are passionate about what they do. With the recent Industrial Strategy and a greater emphasis than ever on generating increasingly connected networks across the UK, the transport and logistics industry has never been a more dynamic place to work.”

Lisa Hooker, leader of Consumer Markets at PwC said, “I am delighted that Charlie has taken on the leadership of our UK Transport and Logistics practice. He brings a wealth of experience and is ideally suited to working with our clients as they manage significant change in the years ahead."

PwC has been working to fortify its offerings across a number of sectors, amid increasing demand in the run up to Brexit’s finalisation. Hooker is a recent appointment herself, having been hired to head up PwC’s Retail practice in October, as a result of this boost to interest from clients looking to prepare for post-EU life.