Professional services firm PwC has named the four candidates who are competing to be its new UK chairman and senior partner from July 1.

The candidates standing for election are James Chalmers, head of assurance; Kevin Ellis, managing partner; Warwick Hunt; chief financial officer; and Richard Oldfield, head of strategy, reports Harriet Agnew in London.

Each of the four members of the executive committee has produced a manifesto and there will now be hustings in April in London, Birmingham and Dubai followed by a partner vote. A new senior partner and chairman, replacing Ian Powell, will be announced on April 28.

PwC UK’s revenues passed £3bn for the first time in its latest financial year, making it the largest of the UK’s ‘big four’ professional services firms. UK revenue grew from £2.8bn to £3.1bn in the 12 months to June 30.

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