• 30-APR-2015

PwC appoints new Global Insurance Leader

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London, 1 May 2015 – PwC announces that Stephen O’Hearn will succeed David Law, who retires in June, as Global Insurance Leader.

Based in Zurich, Mr. O’Hearn currently leads PwC’s Insurance Practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he led PwC’s Insurance Practice in New York, Tokyo and Milwaukee.

Mr. O’Hearn has over 30 years of experience across a broad breadth of companies serving as audit partner and advisor to many of the world’s leading insurers and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Insurance Society.

Commenting on his new appointment, which he takes up in July, Mr. O’Hearn says: “It has been a pleasure to have worked closely with David over many years. His leadership has been key to the development of PwC’s Global Insurance Practice.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead this Practice. These are exciting times for insurers as they capitalise on innovative technologies to serve the needs of families and businesses.

We look forward to supporting the efforts of the insurance industry globally.”

David Law, PwC’s outgoing Global Insurance Leader says: “It has been a privilege to serve as the leader of PwC’s Global Insurance Practice. I am very proud of our team and the part we have played in helping our clients face the many challenges and opportunities the insurance industry brings.

“Stephen has a wealth of experience and I have every confidence that under his leadership, the Practice will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Notes to Editors

PwC is a leading service provider to insurance companies across the world. We have extensive knowledge of the issues, trends and challenges that insurers face and our dedicated insurance professionals work to help organisations manage risk and improve performance. Our integrated approach to problem-solving involves an international network of insurance accounting, tax and business advisory professionals who can quickly organise to form highly qualified teams that can respond to diverse business needs.

We serve insurance companies and groups around the world. On our engagements, we leverage relevant knowledge, lessons learned, and where feasible, content from peer companies that have faced the same issues and challenges. The same products, services and methodologies are available in each of our global locations to ensure consistent, quality and cost-effective advice around the world.

Our global network of specialists has a proven record of helping financial services organisations successfully address complex issues including growth, human capital, mergers and acquisitions, governance and risk management, regulation and compliance, process improvement and operational effectiveness. With more than 40,700 financial services professionals and over 6,900 dedicated insurance professionals, we are ready to serve.

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