Ian Powell is the Chairman and Senior Partner of the UK firm of PwC. He joined the UK firm's Management Board in 2006 as Head of the Advisory business and was elected Chairman and Senior Partner with effect from 1 July 2008.
Ian joined the UK firm as a graduate trainee in 1977 and is a qualified chartered accountant (ICAEW). After joining the UK partnership in 1991, he worked in Manchester building a team which established a reputation for complex turnarounds. On merger, he developed the Continental European BRS Advisory practice and in 2000 was responsible for the UK BRS business.
Ian has a very broad range of experience on a wide variety of clients. He worked in Assurance in the early part of his career before specialising in the troubled business arena. He has extensive experience in leading strategic independent business reviews and in advising stakeholders on significant restructurings of public companies. He was also Administrator to MG Rover in 2005.
Ian is an Economics graduate. He has also completed the Advanced Management Programme at Insead Business School in Fontainebleau, France.