PwC Appoints Five New Directors to its West and Wales Region


PwC has appointed five new directors to its practice in the West and Wales region as part of continued investment outside of London.

New offices, new technology and new ways of working in recent years have led to more than half of PwC’s workforce now being based in one of its regional practices.

In support of this continued investment within the region, which incorporates the West of England and Wales, PwC has announced the promotion of five members of staff to director level in the firm:

  • Daniel Pearce (Banking & Capital Markets External Audit)
  • Jamie Smith (Asset & Wealth Management External Audit)
  • Katharine Adlard (Financial Services Tax)
  • Rick Watts (Pensions Actuarial)
  • Tom Hunt (Technology Consulting)

New director Katharine Adlard commented:

“Having joined PwC Bristol as a graduate 14 years ago, I am very excited to have reached this milestone in my career with the firm. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to carry out four client secondments, experience life in both the Assurance and Tax practices and most recently lead a team of locally based financial services tax specialists.

“PwC is a great place to work with a diverse and energising client base capturing sole trader private businesses all the way through to FTSE 100-listed groups. I very much look forward to the next stage of my career with the firm.”

John-Paul (JP) Barker, Regional Leader for Wales and West, commented:

“I’m delighted that we continue to build talent and create opportunities within the firm which is not only fantastic news for our people but also for our clients and businesses as we look to bring even more specialisms into the region.

“Our regional investment strategy ensures that we continue to be closer to our clients,  supporting them on the ground as the UK’s economy shifts with more emphasis towards regional ‘powerhouses’, and the West and Wales is no different.

“PwC is a great place to build a career and in the West and Wales we will continue to create more opportunities as we grow to meet the needs of a dynamic region.”

To underpin its continued regional growth strategy across the region, PwC also promoted six members of staff to senior manager and 14 to manager.