PwC confirms candidates for UK chairman election

PWC has confirmed the names of the four candidates standing in the election for a new PwC UK chairman and senior partner.

They will succeed Ian Powell with effect from 1 July 2016. Powell steps down on 30 June 2016 after serving the maximum two four year terms as chairman and senior partner.

The candidates standing for election are James Chalmers, head of assurance – who was tipped as a successor in Accountancy Age’s annual Financial Power List in January – along with Kevin Ellis, managing partner; Warwick Hunt, chief financial officer and Richard Oldfield, head of strategy

Hustings will take place in London, Birmingham and Dubai in April, followed by a partner vote, which is overseen by the Electoral Services Society. A new chairman and senior partner will be announced on 28 April.

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