PwC announces new head of community affairs
David Adair will lead the firm’s national community affairs team, a key element of the firm’s overall sustainability strategy.

Fuente:    Fecha:   24.09.2009

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has announced the appointment of David Adair as head of community affairs.

He will lead the firm’s national community affairs team, a key element of the firm’s overall sustainability strategy, which promotes social inclusion in the communities in which the firm is based, through a wide range of education, employability and environment programmes. The programme is linked to the firm wide learning and development strategy, providing PwC employees with opportunities for skills development, secondments and mentoring.

Adair will also be responsible for managing the firms’ links with national and community partners such as Business in the Community, The Prince’s Trust, Education Enterprise Trust and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Richard Collier-Keywood, managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP said: "Our community and sustainability programme not only has a positive impact on the communities in which we operate but also recognises that we are dependent on these same communities.

"In difficult economic times for these communities, David’s appointment provides continuity for PwC’s long standing partnerships, experienced insights to support our expanding links in social enterprise, and further integration of our community programme with our learning and development strategy for employees."

Adair joined PwC’s community affairs team in 2001, bringing with him extensive knowledge and experience from the voluntary sector in relation to social inclusion and cultural diversity, having previously worked for the National Association of Care and Resettlement of Offenders (N.A.C.R.O.), established the Prince’s Trust Team programme in Southwark and Lambeth, and undertaken a variety of roles in the creative industries.

Last year, 4,600 PwC volunteers contributed over 41,000 hours to communities nationwide. The firms’ total community contribution including cash, time and in kind support totalled £7.9m, and included the first six graduates from the PwC bursary and mentoring programme at the School of Social Entrepreneurs.

PwC’s community work was recognised as "pioneering" by Business in the Community’s CommunityMark last year in recognition of the firm’s commitment to and activities in communities throughout the UK.