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.
Senior Partner, PwC UK
Enhancing trust in organisations
CEOs are telling us...
Over two thirds of global CEOs agreed that business will actively support policies promoting 'good growth' (that which is financially, socially and environmentally sustainable).
Rethinking value and reshaping strategies
Issues of trust will only increase as business transactions occur across places with diverse laws, cultures and practices. Non-governmental institutional approaches and personal accountability can play an important role in addressing the 'trust deficit'. Organisations are increasingly adopting a shared agenda with government, making commitments of their own to match government efforts that build national competitiveness and social well-being.