PwC appoints Jim Bichard as new UK insurance leader

Published at 11:05 AM on 11 January 2017

PwC has appointed Jim Bichard to lead its 1,000 person strong UK insurance practice. Jim succeeds Jonathan Howe, who has led the practice since 2013.

Bichard, who has led PwC’s London Market and Broking team since April 2013, has been with PwC for 20 years including five years in New York. He has worked in the reinsurance industry throughout that time helping clients on a range of projects including risk and regulatory, governance, structuring and assurance. Jim has also recently led PwC’s Solvency II and regulatory team across the UK and EMEA.

Jim has been an active supporter of diversity initiatives in the insurance industry over the last few years and will continue to prioritise this in his new role.

Jonathan Howe will continue to focus on the growing InsurTech space and will take up a senior role helping clients across all industries transform their global operating models.

Commenting on his appointment as UK insurance leader at PwC, Jim Bichard said:

“I am thrilled to be asked to lead such a strong and diverse team who are passionate about what they do. The insurance industry has never been a more dynamic place to work and although there are many challenges, there are also opportunities for the industry to restate its value to society and grow successfully.

“I look forward to working with our clients as they deal with technological transformation and business challenges, rising costs, ongoing regulatory or accounting changes and the process of the UK leaving the European Union.”

Andrew Kail, UK financial services leader at PwC, said:

“Insurance is a critical part of the financial services industry and a key industry sector for PwC so I am delighted Jim has taken on the leadership of our UK insurance practice.

“Jim brings a wealth of experience and is ideally suited to working with our clients as they manage significant change in the years ahead."

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Notes for editors.

  1. Jim Bichard is available for interviews. Please contact Ellie Raven on +44 (0) 207 804 3663 or ellie.raven@pwc.com

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