Genesis Park allows you to build real relationships – relationships that will last, and will add value to you personally and professionally throughout your career. You'll become part of a group of inspirational and ambitious global leaders - a network made up of fellow teammates, Genesis Park Faculty, and business and leadership experts. All of whom will coach and challenge you to attain success. Further, you'll meet PwC Partners and other colleagues as well as Genesis Park alumni who'll share the story of their own leadership journeys.
Approximately 50 of your most talented and high performing peers per class. Each of the Genesis Park classes will be made up of people from across a variety of territories and business lines. You are part of a diverse, multi-cultural group so you each have something different to bring to the table.
You'll build an international network of people who you'll be able to rely on for future challenges and on-going development.
The Genesis Park Faculty team are all high-performing PwC professionals from around the network, with extensive experience across a wide range of areas: business strategy, Partner/leadership development, delivering value to clients, living the PwC Experience. Their singular goal is to accelerate your professional and personal development.
They will lead you through each phase of the Genesis Park experience: pre-work, residential and post-work. They will challenge you, provide real-time coaching and give you essential insight and access into PwC's global network.
Dennis Nally – PwC Chairman
Dennis Nally is Chairman of PwC, a network of membership firms that act locally in countries around the world. He most recently served as Chairman and Senior Partner of the US Firm of PwC, having first been elected to those roles in 2002. Prior to that, from 2000 through 2001, he served as Managing Partner of the US Firm; from 1998 to 2000, he was Audit and Business Advisory Services Leader for the Americas Theatre.
Dennis joined the Firm’s Detroit office in 1974 and became a partner in 1985. Dennis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs. He is a member of the US Chamber of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors, The Carnegie Hall Society Board of Trustees, The Business Roundtable, and the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT Finance Committee.
A graduate of Western Michigan University, Dennis also completed the Columbia University and Penn State University Executive Programs.
He and his wife reside in New Canann, CT and have four children.
Dennis Finn – Global HC Leader
Dennis Finn is the Global and US Human Capital Leader at PwC. Dennis has a strong background in the area of cultural change, people and leadership. He brings both a diversity of experience as well as global point-of-view to his leadership positions.
Dennis joined PwC Australia as a partner in 2004 and first served as the founding Performance Improvement Leader and later as the National Advisory Leader for PwC Australia. He went on to play other key roles, including that of Global Engagement Partner for one of Australia's leading telecommunications and information services companies as well as Human Capital Leader for PwC Australia and the East Cluster, which includes all of Asia. More recently, Dennis served as PwC's Global Talent and Development Leader.
Prior to joining PwC, Dennis ran his own strategy consulting practice and served as Chief Executive of a number of businesses. As an independent consultant, Dennis has worked directly for various chairmen and CEOs. His consulting focuses on the formulation of vision, strategy and change management and pays particular attention to the people element. His additional involvement with executive coaching
is at CEO and direct report level and specializes in many aspects of leadership and people development.
Dennis grew up in the Lake district of England. He and his wife recently relocated from Australia to the United States. They now live in
New York and enjoy music, great food, fine wine, and football.
Richard Pollard – Global Development Leader
Richard currently combines his role as Global Development Leader with client facing responsibilities as an Assurance partner. Richard’s clients have mainly been in the technology (TICE) and energy sectors.
He is a great believer in "cycles of experience" and during his career he has: trained and qualified in London; spent two years in Paris; travelled extensively in Francophone West Africa; spent 6 months in Tokyo; managed the UK Assurance training function; been a Business Unit Leader for two different assurance practice units; and is now the Global Development Leader.
Richard is married with three boys. Richard’s main weekend activity is to act as chief taxi-driver and sports spectator for the boys. But, when time allows, he is keen on all sports (more watching than playing these days) and he also acts with a local theatre company.
Catherine Rennolds – Genesis Park Programme Lead
Catherine joined the New Zealand firm of PwC in 2004 and was responsible for Key Talent, Partner and Leadership Development and driving the PwC Experience - a major global, cultural and behavioural change programme.
Catherine has since moved to the UK where she has held the roles of Chief of Staff to the Global Human Capital and Global Development leaders and is now focused on Partner Development and Leadership Development within PwC’s top tier client teams. Additionally, Catherine has lead on the development and design of the new Genesis Park curriculum, heading up a global team of development specialists.
Catherine has a major interest in developing the whole person within leadership positions and is committed to a holistic approach to career development. Her background in healthcare, engineering and previous academic positions focused on wellbeing at work, have contributed to this understanding of maximising the individual’s performance throughout their career. She has over 25 years in this field.
Catherine lives in London but her heart is in the north of England where she tries to visit her family as often as work allows.
Emma-Kate Swann - Genesis Park Lead Coach
Emma-Kate is a Director who joined the Genesis Park coaching team in January 2007. She is a registered Organisational Psychologist, holds a Leadership Coaching Certification from Georgetown University and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She is also an accredited Action Learning Coach with the World Institute of Action Learning (WIAL).
Emma-Kate joined the firm in 2004 where her main focus was on leadership development. She was responsible for the development and delivery of the Australian Firm's Young Leadership Team programme for high potential Managers & Senior Managers including extensive experience in development, facilitation and leadership coaching with senior staff and working closely with a Faculty of Partners who were involved in delivering the programme.
Prior to her role at PwC, Emma-Kate has worked in both internal and external client facing roles in Organisational Psychology and Organisational Development & Change areas. Her personal passion is to help young leaders build awareness of their impact on others to
create new possibilities for themselves and their teams, reaching the highest level of performance and satisfaction.
Melissa Cameron - Genesis Park Curriculum Lead
Melissa has been with the firm for more than 11 years and is a Director in Global Development. Having joined the team in 2012, she has been a coach and member of the faculty for the last three Genesis Park deliver y seasons. As Curriculum Lead, she is responsible for the design and delivery of a number of aspects of the programme as well as contributing to wider projects within the Global Development team.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Business from the Auckland University of Technology, is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and is accredited in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
To-date, Genesis Park has nearly 650 alumni from more than 45 countries. Here is what just a few of them are saying about their Genesis Park journey:
"I found that working with a global team at Genesis Park really opened my eyes to the nuances of other cultures and the value of working with people with very different points of view. I found this diversity illuminating, energising, and a lot fun."
Dave Foss, Partner, PwC US
"Genesis Park gave me a more strategic mindset and a broadened perspective. It helped increase my willingness to voice my ideas and opinions by becoming more of an intellectual risk taker. I'm now far more willing to take a chance, to take on different opportunities and to work outside my comfort zone."
Deborah Beadle, Director, PwC UK
"My time at Genesis Park allowed me to focus, recharge and really think about what I wanted from my life and my career. I found the programme energising; everyone there was motivated, everyone saw themselves with PwC for the long haul and the energy that came from this intensity and commitment was contagious."
Marcus Lam, Partner, PwC Singapore