PwC’s Aussie head promoted to global role
PwC Legal’s Australian head has been appointed as the global leader for the big four’s legal services offering.
Tony O’Malley will take up the post on 1 June 2019, with PwC noting he will be leading a team of more then 3,600 skilled legal professionals across 98 countries.
In a statement announcing the appointment, PwC said he “will take the reins of one of the fastest growing businesses in PwC’s network”.
According to the firm, Mr O’Malley has led a significant growth strategy for the Australian practice since arriving at PwC Legal in 2014, delivering on its ambition to invest in premium legal capability in areas aligned with the firm’s traditional offerings.
Commenting on his appointment, the lawyer said he is “honoured and excited to be taking on the role at such a dynamic time for our business and the industry as a whole”.
He said PwC Legal is “looking to disrupt what is a hyper competitive market by providing a highly differentiated offering, characterised by high-quality integrated solutions delivered across a global platform”.
“This allows us to play bigger in the market around our clients’ most important projects and problems,” he offered.
“We are not looking to build a traditional full-service legal firm or a standalone legal business. The market is well serviced by traditional firms, many of which have more than 150 years of history,” Mr O’Malley noted.