PwC Consulting's new boss for Australia: David McKeering

07 June 2020 2 min. read
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With more than 2,000 partners and consultants, PwC Consulting is one of Australia’s largest and leading consulting firms. At the helm of the consultancy division is David McKeering, who recently took over the reins from Liza Maimone.

David McKeering has been with PwC since 2005, and was appointed a partner in 2007. Based in Brisbane, he ascended the ranks to become the Consulting leader for the Queensland region and later on became PwC’s Healthcare practice leader for Australia. 

In 2013, he moved to Singapore to help PwC South East Asia build its Consulting division, and during this period, he held roles of growing seniority, including Public Sector and Healthcare leader and latterly Chief Operations Officer of PwC South East Asia Consulting. 

Working closely with Sundara Raj Ramamurthy (at the time the CEO of PwC South East Asia Consulting) and Charles Loh (Head of PwC Consulting in Singapore), McKeering helped PwC consolidate its position as one of the leading consultancies in the South East, serving clients in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. 

David McKeering, CEO of PwC Consulting Australia

Having returned to Australia last year, McKeering has now assumed the role of Managing Partner of PwC Australia’s Consulting division, and Leader of the division for South East Asia and New Zealand (ASEAN).

He leads PwC’s team of consultants that help clients across industries with some of their most pressing challenges, across strategy, transformation, mergers & acquisitions, financial management, digitisation and technology-led innovation. McKeering himself specialises in operations transformation, risk and regulation, technology and digital transformation. 

Consulting leaders

Leaders in PwC Consulting that likewise serve on the firm’s 14-strong Executive Board headed by Tom Seymour (per July) are David Sacks and Nicole Salimbeni. Alongside their Consulting responsibilities, Sacks is also PwC’s Head of the Government and Healthcare industry practices, while Salimbeni is Head of the Financial Services and Consumer Business industry verticals.

Other leaders in PwC’s Consulting business include Simon Gillies (Leader of Management Consulting), Ben Gilbertson (Leader of Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consultancy unit previously known as Booz & Company), and Jane Livesey (Leader of Technology Consulting).

In Australia, PwC generates revenues of over $2.6 billion, making it the country’s largest of the so-called Big Four firms of Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC.