Post on 21 April 2023

Former PwC leader Richard Collier-Keywood joins the Board of the British Chambers of Commerce

Richard brings with him a wealth of international and UK business experience, operating at the very highest level of industry. He served as Managing Partner of PwC UK from 2008 to 2011 and as the organisation’s Global Vice-Chairman from 2011 to 2017.


Following this, Richard went on to become a senior adviser to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for four years. He now spends his time working with organisations spanning the charity, business, public and NGO sectors.


His roles include Chair of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Chair of Fair4All FinanceChair of New Forest Care and Chair of Big Education. He is on the Board and chairs the finance committee of Women of the World Foundation, a UK charity focused on diversity and equalityHe also recently joined the Board of The National Lottery Community Fund and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.


Sarah Howard MBE, Chair of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:


We are honoured to have Richard join the BCC board. Not only does he bring with him experience working at the top of the international business world, but also years of involvement with brilliant charities, third-sector organisations and public bodies.


“The BCC represents the best of Britain, and Richard is exemplary of one of our very finest British business leaders. I look forward to working with him and our Board on ensuring the voice of business is represented and supported at the very highest levels of Government and enterprise.”


Richard Collier-Keywood said:


I’m very excited to join the British Chambers of Commerce in the work they do amplifying the voice of UK businesses and advocating for the support they need to sustain tough times.


The power of the BCC lies in its unique network of firms of all sizes across all sectors, within the UK and around the world. I look forward to joining this network and working with Sarah, Shevaun and the rest of the brilliant BCC team on strengthening the influence and power of our national and international Chambers of Commerce.