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Sean Sutton has been appointed as Cyber Security Partner at PwC UK, based at the Firm’s new Birmingham home at One Chamberlain Square. A former MD for Accenture’s UK & Ireland Cyber Security business, Sean brings over 16 years direct experience. This includes advising clients on topics ranging from security strategy and organizational design to technical security solution design, delivery and implementation.

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As a seasoned program manager, he has led some of the UK’s largest security transformation programs including multi-million-pound capability enhancements for oil and gas, utilities, energy, pharma and financial services organizations. Sean joins PwC as the business continues to deliver large and complex transformations for clients across the UK.                

Based in Birmingham, his primary responsibilities will be to provide leadership for the practice outside of London and he will take responsibility for teams in the Midlands and the North. Part of Sean’s remit will be to grow the team and continue to deliver consulting services to a broad range of clients across both regions where he has an excellent understanding of the marketplace. He will also develop PwC’s Operational Technology security proposition, including the Industrial Internet of Things and operational systems across health, manufacturing and other industries.  

Regional growth aspirations

It is exciting to be joining the firm at such a pivotal time for its regional growth aspirations"

Sean Sutton, Cyber Security Partner at PwC, said: “I'm excited to be taking on this role at such an interesting time. Companies are going through a rapid period of change and disruption, which presents new cyber challenges and opportunities. Increasingly there is a need for businesses to work smarter to respond to these challenges and align cyber priorities to their corporate strategy."

"I am confident we can play an important and valuable role in helping our clients navigate this ever-changing environment, especially as they adapt and grow to face the future. It is exciting to be joining the firm at such a pivotal time for its regional growth aspirations. The firm is putting more people, technology and expertise into strategic sites, including its new landmark Birmingham office at One Chamberlain Square."

Accelerate digital transformation

Matthew Hammond, Midlands Region Chairman and Senior Partner for PwC, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sean to PwC and particularly to focus on clients here in the Midlands and other UK markets. As our 23rd Global CEO survey highlighted 80% of UK CEOs are concerned about the risks of cyber threats to their business, Sean joins the team to lead our clients through the acute and dynamically changing risks and opportunities to leverage technology successfully."

"Businesses are wrestling with the speed of technological change, a relative scarcity of specialist key skills and a desire to accelerate digital transformation. Supporting our clients to improve cyber resilience and build strong technology infrastructure is critical to helping achieve sustainable growth. Sean and the team are a key element in providing these business critical services.”

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