New head of PwC hails from Monash

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Luke Sayers (BBus(Acc) 1993, (BComp(InfoSys) 1993)

Monash alumnus Luke Sayers (BBus(Acc) 1993, (BComp(InfoSys) 1993) has been announced as the new chief executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia (PwC), the country’s largest accounting firm.

Mr Sayers joined PwC’s Assurance practice in 1993, and since then has worked with the firm in Australia and internationally across all service lines: Assurance, Tax and Advisory. He was admitted as a partner in the US in 2000, and returned to Australia as a Partner in 2001.

He has served on the firm’s leadership team for the past eight years and since July 2010 has held the role of National Managing Partner.

“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,” Mr Sayers said.

Mr Sayers joined the Audit practice at PwC from Monash University in 1991 as part of the firm’s summer vacation program. After completing his degrees at Monash, he commenced working fulltime at PwC in 1993 in Audit and IT Audit.

He worked for four years in the firm’s Washington office with US and global telecommunications clients, returning to Australia in 2001 as a Partner of the Australian firm. He was the Lead Partner on Telstra and led the firm’s Asia Pacific Telecommunications practice.

In 2004 Mr Sayers joined the firm’s leadership team as leader of the Institutional Markets segment before being appointed Leader of Tax and Legal in 2005. In 2008 he was appointed Markets Leader, and became PwC East Cluster Champion for the PwC Experience.

In 2010 he was made National Managing Partner with day-to-day responsibility for the business of the Australian firm, including revenue, profitability, people and client targets.

Aside from his work at PwC, Mr Sayers is very active in the community. He is on the board of Special Olympics Australia and The Global Foundation. In 2012 he was admitted to the Australian Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.

Mr Sayers lives with his wife and their four young daughters in Melbourne.