Danny McCance 7 Dec 2017 12:03pm

EY appoints six global leaders

The Big Four firm has made six senior appointments to its global executive leadership team, all of whom will take their positions at the beginning of the EY financial year on 1 July 2018

Kelly Grier, Trent Henry, Alison Kay, Jay Nibbe, Jessie Qin and Pat Winter will all join the firm's most senior team, which is responsible for global strategy and operations, and for EY’s Vision 2020 strategy.

Grier, who was most recently the regional managing partner for the US central region, will take on the combined role of US chairman and managing partner and Americas area managing partner. She has been with the firm for 27 years and is an audit partner at EY US.

Trent, former Canada regional managing partner, will take the role of global vice chairman for talent, succeeding Nancy Altobello. His role will involve recruiting and developing the future EY workforce. 

Kay, alongside her current role of global vice chair of Industry, will take up the three-year rotating role of chair of the global accounts committee. In this position she will be responsible for ensuring growth across the firm’s most complex global accounts.

Nibbe, previously global vice chair of tax, will take over from Uschi Schreiber as global vice chair of markets. Nibbe has worked across varied markets including in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. In his previous role he was responsible for $8.2bn revenue in the 2017 financial year.

Qin, a partner in the EY advisory service line, joins the global executive leadership team in a three-year rotating role reserved for an “early-stage member firm partner.” She has 14 years consulting experience including at other PwC and IBM.

Winter, a partner at the firm for 19 years, has been appointed as Asia-Pacific managing partner. He previously held the role of Asia-Pacific deputy area managing partner. In his new role he will lead the firm’s fastest-growing area, which grew 11.3% to $3.6bn in the 2017 financial year.