PwC has announced the appointment of Jim Bichard as its new global insurance leader, effective 1 July 2020, succeeding Stephan O’Hearn who is retiring after 38 years with the business.
Bichard has served in the insurance sector throughout his 23 years at PwC, most recently leading the firm’s UK insurance practice with responsibility for all the company’s services to insurance clients across every industry segment.
He has primarily worked in the firm’s New York and London offices, serving (re)insurance clients ranging from global groups to start-ups.
During his time with PwC, Bichard has also held various leadership roles across the UK and EMEA including PwC’s London Market and Broking practice, as well as its Solvency II and regulatory team.
John Garvey, global financial services Leader at PwC, commented: “We are so pleased to have Jim as our new Global Insurance Leader. He brings proven business building experience and deep knowledge of the insurance industry. He is well qualified to assist our clients’ transformation journeys in the sector, while driving consistent improvement in the quality and impact of our entire portfolio of services.”