2021 Director Promotions, PwC Scotland

PWC in Scotland has made a raft of director promotions across its assurance, tax and advisory practices, with women accounting for almost two-thirds of the new roles.

Of the eight directors named by the professional services firm, five are women. PwC employs more than 1,000 people across three offices in Scotland and these annual promotions come as the firm continues to work with businesses in Scotland to navigate an environment disrupted by COVID-19.

In its assurance practice, Morbeen Ahmad and Kirsty Boyle become directors focusing on auditing asset and wealth management clients, while in tax, Emma Sutherland and Neil Muir are promoted. Will Barrie becomes a transaction services director in the firm’s deals practice, where he joins recent director recruit Nick McLaren as PwC continues to invest in an area expected to be key to the economic recovery.

Susan King becomes director in the financial services risk assurance business; and Lesley Potts becomes a consulting director, with a focus on technology. And Dave Rowell becomes a director in the firm’s rapidly growing cyber security practice.

Between them, the new directors have more than 60 years’ experience at PwC.

Claire Reid, Regional Leader for PwC Scotland commented:

“This year’s director promotions illustrate the strength and depth of talent we have at PwC in Scotland, with each of the new directors having proved themselves to be exceptional at delivering the support our clients need at such a challenging time for businesses.

“I’m particularly pleased to see so many women becoming directors at the firm. Through backing initiatives like Tech She Can, PwC is active in promoting greater gender diversity and highlighting the wider benefits this can bring.”