CEO of Metro Bank PLC., UK
Kevin Ellis summarises the UK findings in this short film
Technology is high on the agenda for UK CEOs this year
Hear how UK business leaders are investing in people and skills
UK CEOs talk about the future landscape for their business and economy
Over the past 20 years CEOs have witnessed tremendous upheavals as a result of globalisation and technological change. In our 20th CEO Survey, nearly 1,400 CEOs share their views on the impact of these forces on growth, talent, trust and society. In this short video, PwC’s global chairman Bob Moritz, reflects on how today we’re at an inflection point; for leaders it’s now time to both raise and communicate the role of business in society and the positive impact it can have.
UK CEOs feel less confident about the global economy than a year ago, but they are more confident about their own business’s growth this year.
Our findings, based on global research which included over 120 UK CEOs, also confirm that, after an eventful year, technology, skills and globalisation all feature highly on their agendas for 2017.
UK CEOs rank uncertain economic growth a top threat, followed by exchange rate volatility and the future of the Eurozone. Clearly there is some concern about the potential impact of the EU referendum result, yet there is cause for optimism.
UK CEOs are looking to grow their headcount faster than their counterparts elsewhere, and develop existing talent to seize new opportunities.
Overall, our findings suggest that UK CEOs are staying calm and determined as they continue to pursue growth in an uncertain world.