PwC UK installs Emma Suchland as Head of Private Business

02 February 2022 1 min. read
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Big Four firm PwC has appointed Emma Suchland as Head of Private Business in the UK. Kevin Ellis, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC UK, said the move will help the firm capitalise on “different skills, experiences and perspectives” across its leadership.

Ellis added, “Our focus remains the same - bringing the strength of our people, capabilities and technology together to solve important problems, build trust and deliver sustained outcomes for our clients and communities.” 

Manchester based Partner Suchland will now head up PwC UK's private business team, of more than 650 professionals. A former EY and BDO tax expert, for almost 25 years, she has worked with entrepreneurs on operational tax matters, compliance and governance, international expansion, funding structures and refinancings, as well as bolt-on acquisitions and disposals.

PwC UK installs Emma Suchland as Head of Private Business

Suchland said of her new challenge, “It’s an exciting time to be in this role and support the UK’s private business owners as they manage the demands of environmental, social and governance issues. Their dominance of key sectors of the economy is such that if they make these issues a priority, they can change the world.”

She take on the role as the UK’s privately owned businesses are managing fundamental challenges to the way they operate. According to Suchland, they have responded to crises such as the coronavirus, and uncertainty relating to Brexit and a number of other issues with “agility and creativity”, as have PwC’s professionals.

Looking ahead, Suchland added, “As we go forward, I’m excited to see how much more we can do together with our clients. Privately-owned businesses are the lifeblood for many of our communities – I’m committed to bringing the best of PwC to our clients and help them take advantage of the opportunities that this ever-changing world is creating.”