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EY picks audit boss Hywel Ball to lead UK firm

Mar 13, 2020 - City A.M.
Board and Executive Moves

EY SAID yesterday it had picked its audit chief to run its UK business, continuing the Big Four's woeful record of senior female leadership.

Hywel Ball, who has been with the firm for 35 years, was yesterday appointed as UK and Ireland managing partner from 1 July, succeeding Steve Varley.

Ball's selection over potential female candidates continues the Big Four's terrible diversity track record.

None of KPMG, Deloitte, PwC or EY have ever been run by a female boss.

The fi...