8 posts categorised "Gilly Lord"

27 February 2018

Turning the tide of Corporate Culture

By Gilly Lord, Head of Audit Strategy and Transformation at PwC Corporate culture is increasingly under public scrutiny as society questions how it wants businesses to behave. It seems that every time there’s a corporate scandal, the culture of the company involved is blamed as one of the root causes....

31 October 2017

Who moved my calculator?

By Gilly Lord, Head of Audit Strategy and Transformation at PwC When I started my career as an auditor some 20 years ago, my tools of the trade were my calculator, coloured pencils and 16 column analysis paper. Fast-forward to 2017 and advancing technologies have revolutionised many aspects of our...

24 June 2016

Brexit and EU audit reform

By Gilly Lord, Head of Regulatory Affairs at PwC Follow @gillylord Following the UK referendum vote to leave the EU, the business community within the UK and the EU faces a period of uncertainty and in the short term, volatility. Ian Powell, PwC UK’s Chairman and Senior Partner said this...

30 October 2015

The big picture and the brushstrokes - the boardroom challenge

By Gilly Lord, Head of Regulatory Affairs at PwC Follow @gillylord Today’s board directors must be masters of both strategy and detail – on top of the individual regulatory changes that will affect their business, while navigating the business towards a future that’s increasingly difficult to predict. Our latest issue...

21 September 2015

PwC’s digital Annual Report & Accounts – the important questions

By Gilly Lord, Head of Regulatory Affairs at PwC Follow @gillylord Last week, PwC UK published its groundbreaking digital Annual Report & Accounts. What's different this year? To start with, there's no document, and no text. We’ve translated all of our narrative disclosures into a digital format – presenting content...

27 July 2015

So what is the purpose of business?

By Gilly Lord, Head of Regulatory Affairs at PwC Follow @gillylord It was the hottest day of the year and temperatures rose even further during the heated debate at our Question Time event: ‘Maximising Shareholder Value - Responsible or Reckless?’. As a partner in PwC’s Assurance business, I’ve built my...

20 July 2015

Boards must navigate an uncertain path

By Gilly Lord, Head of Regulatory Affairs at PwC Follow @gillylord Any General Election brings an inevitable air of the unknown, but even with that now behind us – and with a more definitive result than anyone predicted – ironically there’s still a lot of uncertainty for company boards. Our...

24 June 2015

Maximising shareholder value: responsible or reckless?

By Gilly Lord, Head of Regulatory Affairs at PwC Follow @gillylord What is the purpose of business? To maximise returns on the equity invested by shareholders? Or is this a reckless interpretation of the capitalist model? Should business take account of the needs of different groups of stakeholders? What should...