PWC HAS appointed an expert on China’s climate change policies to its UK team on environmental issues.
Allan Zhang joins the Big Four firm’s sustainability and climate change team on a two-year secondment.
Advising companies on how to reduce their carbon footprints and comply with new regulations, including the carbon reduction commitment, is a potentially lucrative area for the big accounting firms.
Previously, Zhang lead PwC’s sustainability and climate change team in Beijing, China. He will help PwC’s public and private-sector clients understand and deal with sustainability and climate change issues in China.
Malcolm Preston, global lead sustainability and climate change, PwC said that Zhang’s secondment came at a “critical point” for China’s policies on climate change.
The China government’s 12th Five Year Plan includes heavy investment in environmentally friendly technologies and targets for reducing pollution.
Zhang is a specialist in Chinese sustainability and climate change policy, including carbon management and environmental due diligence.
He previously worked with PwC’s Economics team in the UK, and the firm’s China business desk.
Before joining PwC, he worked in China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (presently MOFCOM) for 13 years.
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group
Rupert Guppy will be responsible for capital allowances in the southern region, and joins the firm from specialist consultancy E3 Consulting
Richard Lewis has been appointed to the firm's restructuring and recovery services team
Graham Foster, director of financial planning, and Dan Rose, director of general practice have both been promoted