Big4.com Reports On New General Counsel for PwC UK Network Firm

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Margaret Cole joins PwC from the FSA

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Margaret Cole is expected to bring a new perspective to the firm and make a significant contribution to the PwC network

Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC has reported on the development that Margaret Cole has been appointed as General Counsel of the PwC UK network firm.

Margaret joined PwC from the FSA. She was the managing director of enforcement and financial crime at the Authority. She was also the first managing director of the conduct business unit and a member of the board. She will be taking over from Owen Jonathan, current General Counsel and Executive Board member after his retirement in December.

Ian Powell, PwC’s Chairman and Senior Partner said he was delighted by the appointment. He said the position needed someone with extensive experience and there were complexities in current and proposed legislation that required someone with expertise and good judgement.

“Margaret has demonstrated these qualities in her career to date in public and private practice,” he said, “ and at the most senior level at the heart of financial services regulation. Margaret will bring a new perspective to the firm and will make a significant contribution to our network.”

Big4.com also noted that Powell expressed his gratitude for the contributions that Owen Jonathan made.

Margaret Cole said she was pleased to be joining the firm and that she was looking forward to the opportunity.

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