Hatcher, who has been a member of PwC’s global regulatory and professional affairs board for the past three years, leaves on 15 October to take up a career as an independent public affairs consultant, as well as lecturing and writing.
He declined to comment on whether he would be joining another organisation. ‘I need to take some time to think,’ he said, adding that he would stay within his specialism of corporate and public affairs.
Hatcher worked closely with PwC global regulatory leader Roger Davis, who will retire at the end of the year.
Hatcher set up Coopers & Lybrand’s public affairs consultancy in its management consultancy division, prior to the company’s merger with Price Waterhouse in 1998.