Paul Terrington named new leader of PwC's consulting division

17 March 2020 2 min. read
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PwC UK has appointed a new leader for its consulting wing. Paul Terrington, who has been with the firm for more than 30 years, takes on the role as Senior Partner Kevin Ellis commences his second four-year term as leader of the company’s UK and Middle East alliance.

In preparation for a crucial period for the UK and global economy, PwC spent the back-end of the last decade looking to strengthen and consolidate its UK operations. This saw the firm reorganising its offering outside of London, growing and up-skilling its workforce in Northern Ireland, and championing new technologies to see off challengers to its accounting and consulting supremacy.

At the beginning of 2020, the Senior Partner and Chairman who oversaw this strengthening was re-elected for a second term. Following Kevin Ellis’ recent election to serve a second four-year term as the Senior Partner for the UK and Middle East Alliance, PwC has announced its leadership team with effect from July 2020.

Paul Terrington and Marco Amitrano - PwC

Ellis commented, “As the external environment continues to create both challenges and opportunities, our Management Board team represents a diversity of skills, experience and background to lead us in the successful delivery of our strategy. Over the past four years the world our clients operate in and the challenges we help them solve have become more complex. We will continue to invest in quality, upskilling our people and technology as we help organisations respond to the fourth industrial revolution.”

A key element of this announcement sees Paul Terrington succeed Marco Amitrano as Head of Consulting at PwC UK. Having served four years in the role, Amitrano was previously PwC’s Global and UK Risk Assurance Services Leader, and has 27 years of international experience in advisory and assurance services, serving major clients in the UK and around the world across a range of industries, including technology, engineering and consumer products.

As of July, Amitrano will step aside for Terrington, a PwC veteran who joined the firm in 1988. Terrington currently sits on PwC’s UK Management Board as Head of Regions, and has also been Regional Chairman of PwC in Northern Ireland since 2011. In the following nine years, Terrington has led the establishment and growth of PwC’s Belfast office as an innovation, technology and service delivery hub for the firm in the UK and globally. It is now the Big Four firm’s largest UK office outside London, with over 2,000 people.