Kieragh Nelson becomes first woman PwC Operate partner as growth continues

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Llp (PwC)

10th Feb 2022

PwC has promoted Kieragh Nelson to become the first woman partner in its fast-growing Operate business.

Operate, which has its HQ at Merchant Square in Belfast city centre, is PwC’s business dedicated to serving clients with their operational needs, with a headcount of 2,700. Operate meets the needs of clients of all sizes that are looking for managed services, such as ongoing regulatory compliance, cyber security and business transformation.

Kieragh has been with PwC since 2018, with 25 years of experience in complex operational environments across engineering, energy and financial services industries in the UK, Ireland and India.

Her new role will involve growing the business by focusing on clients and markets, with a particular focus on managed services. She is Operate’s third partner.

Kieragh commented:

“I’m thrilled to have been made partner in Operate, and having the opportunity to shape this fantastic business as it enters the next stage of its growth. The people here are the difference and they make solving our clients’ biggest operational challenges something I enjoy every day. In my new role I look forward to supporting and championing others through their own career development and bringing great talent through our business.”

Last year, Operate hired a second partner, Alex Wilson, who is the business’ chief operating officer.

Ian McConnell, partner responsible for Operate, commented:

“As we continue to grow to meet client needs in managed services, we need a greater range of talented people to help us run the business. Kieragh has been an integral part of the Operate team since she started with us four years ago, and we are very happy that her hard work and skill has been rewarded. I’m delighted that we have our first woman partner in Operate joining me and Alex.”