EE's Anna Wallace to depart for senior public affairs role at PWC

Big Four accountancy firm PWC has hired EE's senior public affairs manager Anna Wallace in the new role of head of UK political relations.

Anna Wallace: has worked in public affairs for the CIPD and EE
Anna Wallace: has worked in public affairs for the CIPD and EE

Wallace’s move in July will bolster PWC’s political engagement at a time when the big four firms have come under greater pressure from domestic and European regulators.

PWC largely welcomed last year’s final report by the UK Competition Commission, which called for mandatory retendering for FTSE 350 audit contracts every ten years.

However, it has observed that the European Commission’s plans are less certain and expressed concern that it is considering measures such as mandatory rotation of audit contracts between firms.

Wallace will report to Neil Sherlock, who moved from being Nick Clegg’s special adviser on business to become head of reputation and strategy at PWC last May.

"With the general election only a year away it is very important to engage across the political spectrum in a positive and constructive way," Sherlock said, praising Wallace’s "outstanding record".

Since interning for an MEP ten years ago, Wallace has worked in public affairs for more than seven years, mainly at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and at EE.

She joined the mobile company in November 2012 as public affairs manager and was promoted to senior public affairs manager in March this year.

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