Tony Peake named global leader of PwC’s Public Sector practice

21 August 2019 Consultancy.com.au

Tony Peake, an Australia-based partner at PwC, has been promoted to global leader of the firm’s government and public services practice. 

In the role, Peake leads a practice of around 12,000 professionals who provide assurance, consulting, financial advisory and tax services to public sector institutions in a range of areas in the public domain. These include central government, local government, defence, education, security, as well as cities, digital government, international development and public finance. 

The Australian brings over three decades of experience advising government entities to the role. All of that experience has been gained at PwC – he has been with the accounting and consulting giant for 30 years having joined as a college recruit.

Tony Peake, Global leader of PwC’s Government and Public Services practice

“There are increasingly complex and unpredictable challenges impacting public safety and security around the world. Demographic changes, global power shifts, rapid urbanisation, climate change and technology are top of mind with our clients. As a global practice with teams located in over 100 jurisdictions around the world, we’re uniquely positioned to respond to these trends. Leading PwC's global government and public services industry is a real privilege,” he said. 

Prior to ascending to the top role, the PwC veteran held a string of leadership roles at the firm in Australia. He is currently lead partner of the Defence wing, and between 2012 and 2018 he was national government and public sector leader. Prior to that, he was the chief operating officer and board member of PwC Australia, and acted as managing partner of PwC's Melbourne office.

Commenting on his appointment, Stephanie Hyde, Global Clients and Industries leader at PwC said: “Tony brings decades of experience and leadership along with a unique point of view to our global practice.”

Alongside his work for PwC, Peake holds several non-executive roles in the not-for-profit sector. He is currently Board Director and Treasurer of Methodist Ladies' College Limited; Council Member of the University of Melbourne; Director of Melbourne University Publishing; and, Advisor to the Trustees of the Marian and EH Flack Trust.

Earlier this month, PwC Australia admitted 18 new partners to the ranks of PwC Consulting and Strategy&, its strategy consultancy subsidiary.


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