A people and change specialist, she previously led PwC’s central government practice. She will also bring her wide experience of working across the firm’s public and private sector business to bear in her new role at the helm of a multidisciplinary team working with bodies involved in local and central government, housing, health, education, transport, defence and international development.
A diversity champion, Hallett was a founding member of PwC’s women’s network which provides mentoring and role models for women in the firm. She has worked with the Ministry of Justice to establish a joint project to connect and coach women in the public and private sectors, and she spent three years as an independent member of the Ministry of Defence’s diversity board.
She is also a strong advocate of the public voice and will be working with BritainThinks to bring people from across the country together in a series of Citizens’ Jury events over the coming party conference season. The juries will focus on delivering growth, lifting living standards and reform of public services.
“Often the person on the street’s voice and perspectives are lost in the conference debates,” she says. “So this programme will bring the public to the heart of the issues at the conferences.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to examine people’s thoughts on a diverse range of issues – from tackling poverty to how best to generate good jobs and improve public services.”
At the same time, PwC announced that Daniel Dzenkowski is joining the firm from KPMG as an insurance director and FATCA specialist. He will be involved in leading specific aspects of PwC’s operational tax services for clients in the insurance sector.
A guest lecturer at the London School of Economics and an expert on emerging global operational tax requirements, he arrives fresh from leading KPMG’s information reporting work across a number of industry groups. He has also worked as tax counsel at a leading US investment bank.
Welcoming his appointment, PwC insurance tax leader Colin Graham said, “Daniel brings skills which are in limited supply in the market, in particular, his combination of technical and industry experience of operational taxes. His expertise will benefit our clients across a whole range of issues such as FATCA and similar information reporting regimes.”