PwC has appointed Gavin Phillips as the financial services leader for its UK regions.
Phillips will work with Andrew Kail, UK financial services leader, and Carl Sizer, head of regions, to support the firm’s clients across the UK and address the growing importance of the sector outside of London.
Phillips, who is currently the interim senior partner for PwC’s Gatwick office, joins the financial services leadership team having held a series of senior roles at PwC and undertaken a two year secondment as CFO of one of the UK’s largest insurers.
He started his career by joining Lloyd’s of London’s graduate scheme before working across the insurance sector, including four years in New York and has worked with many leading financial services organisations nationally and internationally, HGe will continue in his role as lead partner for one of the UK’s largest asset management firms as well as several other clients.
Phillips said he is “excited” to join the UK financial services leadership team and work with both Kail and Sizer to “continue to strengthen” its focus on financial services in the regions and to “drive its growth across the UK”.
Kail added: “Our regional financial services practice is a vibrant and vital part of our firm, so it is terrific to welcome Gavin to the team as we work with clients to help them navigate the future at such a critical time for the industry.
“Gavin brings with him a wealth of experience as well as deep knowledge of financial services and what our clients need to enhance their business.”
He concluded: “Now is a good time for organisations to start to look beyond the crisis, and to do this they will need to continue to service the needs of their key customers and stakeholders through refreshed, digitally enhanced and cost-effective business models.”