PwC installs Ro Antao as new leader of consulting business

26 February 2024 2 min. read
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Big Four firm PwC has appointed Rohit (Ro) Antao as its new Consulting leader for Australia.

A near two-decade company member at PwC, Ro Antao joined the accounting and consulting firm in 2005, spending sixteen years with the US arm in Silicon Valley before joining the Australian practice three years ago.

Specialising in cloud and digital services, Ro founded and led the Cloud Transformation business in the US, which grew strongly under his leadership. In Australia, Ro spent the past period as the firm’s Cloud & Digital Lead.

Ro Antao, PwC

“I look forward to taking on this new role, particularly at such an important juncture for the firm,” said Ro, pointing at the transition PwC’s consulting business has made over the past 12 months to become a purely corporate and private sector firm (its former public sector consulting wing was spun-off and now operates as Scyne Advisory).

“Over the past 3 years with the Australian firm, and nearly 20 years within PwC, I have seen first-hand the abundance of talent and dedication our people possess. They are deeply committed to delivering the best results for our clients, and I am honoured to be chosen to lead such a high-performing team.”

Ro takes over from David McKeering who is retiring from the partnership. The pair will continue to work alongside each other over the coming weeks to ensure a seamless transition.

Commenting on the change of leadership, CEO Kevin Burrowes said: “Rohit brings a wealth of experience and steps into this role at an exciting time for the business. The opportunities are extensive, as businesses strive to reinvent their business model and grapple with how they extract value from new technologies such as generative AI.”

“I am confident Ro is the right person to help us to realise our vision of becoming the leading professional services firm, built on the highest ethical standards with integrity at our core. A firm that delivers purposeful and sustained outcomes in everything we do.”

Last year, Ro noted that over 40 percent of PwC’s local employees now work in the field of tech, up from just 13 percent four years earlier.