EY promotes Tricia Nelson to People Advisory Services leader

17 May 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Big Four firm EY has recently appointed Tricia Nelson as its UK & Ireland Managing Partner for People Advisory Services.

EY’s People Advisory Services (PAS) in the firm’s human capital advisory business, with the team helping global and local businesses with their human resources needs in the digital age. People Advisory Services works with clients to harness their people agenda as part of an integrated business strategy, something which can translate into competitive advantage by helping them get the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things.

Tricia Nelson will now lead the practice of EY UK & Ireland, working closely with all EY’s service lines to support and work with clients to address some of the most complex people challenges businesses have faced in a generation. In a career spanning 25 years, she has spent over 10 years of it with the Big Four firm.

Tricia Nelson, Managing Partner for People Advisory Services, EY

With a passion for people and diversity, Glasgow-based Nelson most recently served as Head of EY’s People Consulting service line. In the role, she led a team of 300 consultants working on talent, culture and leadership, and HR transformation. Nelson joined EY’s partnership in 2015.

Commenting on her promotion, Nelson said, “The social impact and economic fall-out has been significant, and how businesses respond to this crisis, as well as Brexit, will be crucial in supporting economic recovery and prosperity. Organisations need to become much more adaptable to rapid change – and they need their people to be flexible and agile, at a time when it is getting more challenging to source, manage, motivate and retain talent while controlling costs.”

Prior to her time in consulting, she worked in both the public and private sector, across people, talent and change management roles leading and delivering multi-year complex programmes.

EY was recently listed by social business platform LinkedIn as one of the most attractive companies to work for in the UK. The ranking features four other professional services firms, with the list finding that PwC, DeloitteWipro and Accenture also offer industry leading opportunities for their employees.