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Gilly Lord

Gilly Lord

Job title
Global Head of Public Policy & Regulation
United Kingdom
Current employer

Global Head of Public Policy & Regulation, PwC UK

Gilly is a PwC UK partner and chartered accountant.  She is a practising audit partner and is the Global Leader for Public Policy & Regulation.

Previous roles

Gilly has been the Head of Audit Strategy and Public Policy for the firm’s Audit Line of Service, PwC UK’s Head of Audit Strategy and Transformation, PwC UK’s Head of Regulatory Affairs and has led PwC’s top tier assurance practice (38 partners, 800+ staff). As well as more than 20 years of large listed external audit experience, Gilly has also been a Partner in PwC’s Financial Services regulatory team, leading regulatory investigations (s166s) and advising clients on the impact of regulation. This included time spent seconded to the FSA reviewing supervisory strategy for high impact firms.

Gilly is also a member of the audit committee of University College, Oxford and was Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Audit and Assurance Faculty and a Council Member at the ICAEW.


Gilly has worked with a number of multinational clients including Burberry, Unilever, Smiths Group, RBS, De Beers, CMC Markets & Clifford Chance.


MA, Mathematics, University College, University of Oxford.  Chartered Accountant.


In October 2015 Gilly was awarded a Women in the City Women of Achievement award in the professional services category.

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