PwC is growing its Reading practice with four new partners and six director promotions. Kate Harris and Leo Ring have been promoted to partner in tax alongside Stephanie Edenborough and Anish Patel in assurance.
Charlotte Anderson, Chris Cook and Alex Upton have been promoted to director level in assurance, alongside Carrie Hale, Kathie Saunders and Sarah Mullen in tax.
In addition, there were 11 senior manager and 19 manager promotions in the Reading office, where the firm is also currently recruiting for graduates and A-Level school-leavers to join the practice.
John Ellis, office senior partner, commented: “These promotions reflect our investment in our people and our commitment to invest in the Thames Valley region and grow our business in the regions. We believe that it’s vital to continue investment in our people so we have the right level of expertise and experience in place to deliver value to our clients.
“Congratulations to all of our promotions this year on their achievements.”
Across the UK, PwC announced 54 new equity partner appointments, an increase from 31 last year. The new partners represent a diverse range of backgrounds, with more people who didn’t attend university, who work on a part-time basis, and are from an ethnically-diverse background moving into senior positions.
Over a quarter (26%) of the new partners are female, up from 19% last year. This takes the overall gender diversity of PwC UK’s partnership to 19.4%, a slight increase from 18.5% last year. The pipeline of females coming through into senior roles is strong - 40% of the newly promoted directors are female.
Kevin Ellis, chairman and senior partner at PwC, said that 30% of the new partners are based outside of London, reflecting PwC’s commitment to the regions:
“In order to help our clients solve their biggest problems we need people with a broad range of skills, backgrounds and experiences. That’s exactly what our new partners represent. Our investment in new partners this year reflects the increasing demand from our clients for technology expertise, and for people with diverse thinking and industry experience.”