Marco Amitrano to head PwC UK

From 1 July 2024 PwC UK and Middle East will have a new senior partner, in the form of Marco Amitrano.

The current managing partner and head of clients and markets will succeed Kevin Ellis and ‘reign’ for four years.

Before training to become an ICAEW Amitrano studied for a master’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Newcastle, and is a graduate of Columbia Business School, New York.

Born in Italy and raised in Luton and Dunstable, Amitrano is also a keen runner.

He was the only man on the ballot, the other two candidates would have become the first-ever women to be in charge of PwC UK.

There has, however, been a suggestion that Middle Eastern partners prevented the appointment of a woman as the firm’s new boss!

The firm Civica carried out the election process for PwC, but does not provide a breakdown of the results. The firm is insisting the election was carried out in a fair and transparent way.