Alison Baker to head up PwC oil & gas

Multinational professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers has appointed the natural resources industry adviser Alison Baker to lead its UK oil and gas sector team.

Prior to joining PwC three years ago, Baker spent 17 years as an assurance partner at EY, giving her over two decades’ experience of overseeing transformational change and capital market transactions. In her new role, she will lead a department of 500 people, focussing on strategy, risk assurance and capital markets.

Alongside senior positions held in the industry, Baker has played an active role in groups that aim to help female professionals to enter the sector and to advance their careers.

Commenting on the appointment, Baker said: “We have an outstanding breadth and depth of talent within PwC focused on the oil and gas industry…It’s a great foundation from which to build, and over the next five years my aim is to expand the team, bringing on board specialists in areas such as subsurface, consulting, digital, geo-political risk and technology, ensuring we are best placed to support the digital oilfields of the future.”



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