Distinguished chartered accountant and professional services executive Bruce Scott is PwC Jamaica’s new territory leader.
Scott’s appointment was announced on the weekend by the firm which said that he succeeds Leighton McKnight, who retired on June 30.
Scott currently serves as chairman of the board of PwC Caribbean Region Ltd and is the risk assurance leader for PwC in the Caribbean. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience, including over 18 years as a partner, and has advised on enterprise-wide risk management transformation, internal audit sourcing, cybersecurity and business resilience across all major industries in the Caribbean.
Scott, who also did a six-month tour of duty with PwC Canada, leads PwC Jamaica’s digital strategy services and works closely with the deals team in delivering forensic services.
He qualified as a chartered accountant at age 21, one of the youngest ever in the Caribbean and, in his early years as a partner, served as the engagement lead for a number of external audit clients in the financial services sector.
“I truly feel privileged and honoured to assume leadership of our talented and committed team of professionals, especially at this very transformative time and as the Jamaican and regional economies are recovering from the novel coronavirus pandemic,” a company release quotes Scott.
“I’m particularly excited about working with our PwC community of solvers, both locally and across the network, to assist our clients to achieve sustainable outcomes and to support them on their digital transformation journeys,” he added.
McKnight said he was thrilled that Scott has agreed to accept the role as territory leader and expressed confidence that the firm will achieve even greater success under his leadership.
“His energy, drive and market knowledge are critical to the future growth of the firm. He’s been driving large-scale client engagements for a number of years and I am confident that he will chart an exciting future course for the firm,” McKnight said.
“On my part, it’s been a pleasure working with this remarkable team of talented professionals and a great privilege to lead the development of many of our people. Though I will miss my daily interactions with this great team, I am extremely confident that PwC Jamaica will soar to new heights under Bruce’s leadership,” he added.
Scott is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds an MBA in Finance from Manchester School of Business, completed executive education courses at INSEAD (Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires) in France — one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools — and holds a number of other credentials in a variety of fields.
He served as president of the ICAJ from 2015 to 2017 and is a highly sought-after speaker on a range of topics, including business ethics, risk management, and spiritual and personal development.
Scott is active in his community and teaches a course to students and working adults on financial freedom, which he developed, in a bid to improve financial literacy among individuals. He is currently writing a book on the same subject.
Scott is married and has three sons. He enjoys playing golf, the piano, and football. He is a Christian and likes to share his faith, especially in a cross-cultural setting.