Richard Cleary named new risk leader for PwC West and Wales

Published On: September 28, 2021Categories: Latest News1.5 min read

The West of England and Wales are an important part of the UK economy, with some of the UK’s most successful companies being represented in the area

Richard Cleary has joined PwC as a new risk leader in the West of England and Wales. John-Paul Barker, leader of the regional market for PwC, noted that Richard knows the region and he knows the market, so it’s fantastic that he will be able to continue to build our profile as the people to turn to for risk needs.

Barker, who took up his role in 2019, added, Richard’s experience and expertise will ensure that businesses in the South West and Wales will be getting an unrivalled service from PwC as we help build their resilience, enabling them to create trust, unlock value, embrace new technologies and stay protected when things get tough.

The West of England and Wales are an important part of the UK economy, with some of the UK’s most successful companies being represented in the area. Companies in the area are increasingly turning to the consulting sector for advice as Brexit and Covid-19 subjected the region to economic shockwaves.

PwC has nearly 700 employees in Bristol alone, along with offices in Swansea and Cardiff. PwC’s West and Wales region is among the largest in PwC’s UK regional network, extending from South Wales to Cornwall, a region which includes a wealth of UK industries and sectors including aerospace and defence, financial services, technology, manufacturing, government and health, legal and private equity.

PwC Partner Cleary has been with the company for the last nine years. Most recently the leader of risk assurance for the South East, he was previously PwC’s risk assurance business unit leader for Wales and the West. Returning to the region, he will now lead the whole risk business for PwC there. Prior to his times with PwC, Cleary was also a Director in Advisory Services with Big Four rival EY.

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