05 August 2019 - PwC has appointed industry veteran Tony Peake as Global Leader of its Government & Public Services (G&PS) practice.
In his new role, Tony leads the G&PS practice team, which advises clients in local, regional, national and global government entities across a range of areas including cities, defense and security, digital government, education, international development, local government and public finance. The practice has around 12,000 professionals worldwide.
Tony has been with PwC for over 30 years and is the lead partner for Defence at PwC Australia. In addition to his client work he has held a variety of leadership positions spanning finance, governance and general management. As National Government & Public Sector Leader at PwC Australia from 2012-2018, he provided oversight for all services to state, territory and the Australian federal governments. A partner in the Australian firm, Tony served as PwC Australia’s COO for four years. When he was named a managing partner in PwC’s Melbourne office in 1999, he consulted on a wide range of client programs and projects, with a focus in the education sector.
Tony Peake, PwC’s G&PS leader comments:
“Leading PwC's global G&PS industry is a real privilege. Government affects the lives and wellbeing of every citizen, and the work our teams do has such a strong connection to PwC's global purpose, which is to build trust in society and solve important problems.
There are increasingly complex and unpredictable challenges impacting public safety and security around the world. Demographic changes, global power shifts, rapid urbanisation, climate change and technology are top of mind with our clients. As a global practice with teams located in over 100 jurisdictions around the world, we’re uniquely positioned to respond to these trends.”
Stephanie Hyde, PwC’s Global Clients and Industries leader comments:
“Tony brings decades of experience and leadership along with a unique point of view to our global practice. While each government entity has its own domestic challenges, the value of a global practice is the ability to transfer knowledge and expertise from one market to another. Tony and his teams around the world offer real insights on the problems that governments need to tackle in order to create safe and secure societies for their citizens.”
Tony earned a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from RMIT University in Melbourne, majoring in accounting and economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He has attended numerous continuing education programs, including PwC programs run by the Melbourne Business School and the Australian Graduate School of Management. In 2010, Tony was elevated to Victorian Fellow status by the Institute of Public Administration Australia as recognition for his contribution to public administration as a consultant and business leader.
Throughout his professional career, Tony has been an active volunteer with non profit organisations and charity boards in the government, education, finance transformation, operations and arts sectors. He is currently Chair of Methodist Ladies' College in Melbourne. His past community roles include council member of the University of Melbourne; director of Melbourne University Publishing and board director and treasurer of the Melbourne Festival.
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