Accountancy giant appoints new regional leader for the Midlands

David Morris

PwC partner David Morris has taken on the role of regional leader for the Midlands region, which includes overseeing the Birmingham, East Midlands, and Milton Keynes practices.

Morris, with over 20 years of experience at PwC,  most recently led the health services sector, providing crucial support during the COVID-19 pandemic and advising various public sector organisations, regulators, and central Government, along with serving on the boards of several major teaching hospitals.

He succeeds Matthew Hammond, who led PwC in the Midlands for eight years.

Hammond will continue to be based in Birmingham.  He will continue to lead PwC’s Strategic International Markets group, and has been appointed to chair PwC’s Financial Crime business.  He has a number of external roles and he will continue to chair the West Midlands Growth Company.

Morris, said: “It’s a privilege to take on the role as Midlands leader. Having been born and raised in the Midlands, with a career journey that has taken me around the globe, it’s a full circle moment to be stepping into this role to help shape the future of the Midlands firm. The region has so much to offer, from being quite literally a place of 1,000 trades to the incredible talent and quality educational institutions we have on our doorstep. Having joined the firm in 2004 as a senior associate, I’ve seen first-hand the career journey that PwC can offer and it’s a priority of mine to champion, nurture and develop the next generation.

“I take on this role during a time when some businesses are facing economic challenges as we head towards the end of 2023. That said, there are some real game-changing opportunities too, particularly around productivity, technology and ESG, and I’m keen to see how we can help businesses continue to promote this region as the place to be. Finally, I’d like to pay tribute to Matt and the fantastic work he has done as our regional market leader; his efforts mean he hands over a firm ready to take advantage of the opportunities presented.”

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