PwC names Russell Taylor as Telecoms Sector Leader

12 August 2022 2 min. read
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PwC UK has appointed Russell Taylor as its new telecommunications sector leader. The PwC veteran will work with clients to get the most out of coming innovations in the telecoms sector.

Quentin Cole, UK Head of Industries at PwC UK, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Russell as our telecoms leader. His experience across the telecoms industry and from working in different territories will be invaluable to our clients at a time when telecoms infrastructure is of the utmost importance to our economic prosperity.” 

Taylor commented, has worked at PwC for almost 30 years. He boasts a wealth of global experience, having worked for three years at PwC Japan and eight years with PwC in the Middle East.

Russell Taylor, Telecoms Sector Leader, PwC

During his time with PwC, he has built 20 years of experience in deals and the wider TMT sector, working with corporate and private equity clients, as well as family businesses. His experience with both fixed and mobile telecom clients as well as his understanding of the wider technology implications for businesses in the sector.

The new Telecoms Sector Leader stated, “I am excited to take on the role as telecoms leader at PwC and look forward to building on and expanding our presence in the market. With the expansion of fast gigabit broadband and mobile internet technology, the industry is evolving to create a high tech digital infrastructure for consumers and businesses and I look forward to helping our clients navigate this exciting opportunity.”

If the UK’s economy is to recover from its exit from the EU, the pandemic, and its record rates of inflation, investing in the adoption of new telecommunication technologies is of paramount importance. The potential of innovations such as networked drones5G and even 6G could open massive opportunities for the country in the coming decade – but their implementation is easier said than done.

As public and private sector strive to update their telecoms infrastructure, there has been a spike in demand for consultants to support the process. With firms in the sector looking to meet the needs of a growing client base, many are either ramping up capacity via hiring campaigns, or acquisitions – such as Telefónica Tech’s recent swoop for Scottish IT consultancy Incremental.