PwC UK has appointed Emma Suchland, a partner in its Manchester office, as head of private business.
The new role will see her head up the firm’s 650+ strong private business team.
For almost 25 years, Suchland has worked with entrepreneurs on operational tax matters, compliance and governance, international expansion, funding structures and refinancings, as well as bolt-on acquisitions and disposals.
She said: “It’s an exciting time to be in this role and support the UK’s private business owners as they manage the demands of environmental, social and governance issues. Their dominance of key sectors of the economy is such that if they make these issues a priority, they can change the world.
“Over the last few years the tenacity and resilience of our entrepreneurs has been needed like never before. The conditions we face have inspired not only them but also our own people who have responded with agility and creativity. As we go forward, I’m excited to see how much more we can do together with our clients.
She added: “Privately-owned businesses are the lifeblood for many of our communities – I’m committed to bringing the best of PwC to our clients and help them take advantage of the opportunities that this ever-changing world is creating.”
Kevin Ellis, chairman and senior partner of PwC UK, added: “Capitalising on different skills, experiences and perspectives of leaders across our business is core to our strategy. Our focus remains the same – bringing the strength of our people, capabilities and technology together to solve important problems, build trust and deliver sustained outcomes for our clients and communities.”