By Michael Foster, Big4.com Blogger
PwC Australia has appointed a new CEO. Luke Sayers will be replacing current CEO Mark Johnson, who has served as chief executive for the Big4 firm since 2008. Johnson will continue working in the firm as a partner after Sayers takes the helm on July 1st of this year.
Chairman Bruce Morgan praised Johnson’s contribution to the firm, noting the company’s success despite a turbulent economic environment. “Mark Johnson has made an outstanding contribution as the firm’s CEO over the last 4 years, particularly in navigating the firm through a challenging period,” Morgan said.
Sayers said that he was looking forward to developing PwC in the coming years. “It is a privilege to lead PwC Australia for the next four years. I am committed to building on our strong foundations to deliver even greater value to our clients, people and communities,” Sayers said in a statement.
It is customary for PwC partners to elect a new CEO every four years from amongst their ranks. Sayers has worked for PwC in 1991 after graduating from the firm’s summer vacation program after finishing a degree at Monash University. He became a partner in the firm in 2000, and returned to his native Australia in 2001. He was previous National Managing Partner for PwC Australia, and has also worked for the firm’s Tax & Legal, Markets, Telstra, and Telecommunications practices in the U.S. and Australia. He is also a member of the board for the Special Olympics Australia and the Global Foundation.