Gilly Lord

Job Title Head of Audit Strategy and Transformation
Country UK
Current Employer PwC

Gilly is a PwC UK partner, Chartered Accountant and Council Member at the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).  Gilly is PwC UK's Head of Audit Strategy and Regulatory Affairs and is responsible for the firm's relationships with regulators and professional bodies as well as personally leading on many areas of public policy.  Gilly is a member of PwC's Assurance Executive Board where she has responsibility for reputation and policy.

Previous roles

Previous to this role Gilly was a Partner in PwC’s Financial Services regulatory team, leading regulatory investigations (s166s) and advising banking clients on the impact of regulation.  Gilly was also the UK firm leader for regulatory reporting and spent some time seconded to the FSA reviewing supervisory strategy for high impact firms. 

Prior to this role Gilly was a Partner in the PwC top tier assurance practice, leading FTSE 100 audits.  Gilly has also had various audit and transaction roles within the firm, including a secondment to Washington DC and leading IFRS transition and implementation work for the top tier assurance practice.


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


Gilly was the prize-winner for best exam performance in Final ACA exams in Price Waterhouse nationally.  She was included in Management Today’s “35 under 35” listing in 2006 and in Accountancy Age’s “Ones to watch” listing in 2007.  Gilly has recently been awarded a Women in the City Women of Achievement award in the professional services category.


Gilly regularly speaks on a wide variety of topics including gender parity, the future of assurance, professionalism and ethics in technology.  Gilly authored the ICAEW’s publication “Enhancing Relationships between Banks and their Audit Committees.”  Gilly also wrote “The Revolution in Audit Reports” and gave a lecture tour in Australia on the topic and presented it at the European Court of Auditors conference in Luxembourg.  Gilly also regularly writes for the accountancy trade press.  Most recently Gilly appeared on a Sky News Debate: