The company has made leadership changes to its Assurance practice to support strategic growth opportunities in the Audit and Trust - Risk businesses.
Former Audit business leader Kristin Stubbins steps in as Assurance leader, and Liz O'Brien has been appointed as Audit business leader. Corinne Best will continue to lead the Trust - Risk business with Robert Di Pietro named as Cybersecurity and Digital Trust leader (within the Trust - Risk business).
Stubbins says her priorities for the Assurance practice include supporting clients and other stakeholders to have confidence in their decisions, as market volatility and uncertainty due to the geopolitical landscape and pandemic only increase.
O'Brien said she is incredibly proud to step into the role as PwC Australia's Audit leader at a time when the community, investors and our clients are looking for more trust and confidence, not just over financial reporting but in areas such as sustainability, cyber and data.
Robert Di Pietro has been a Partner since 2017 and began his career with PwC in 2006.
He brings over 16 years of experience helping organisations and governments to manage information security risk and build cyber resilience.
Early in his career, Di Pietro was a penetration tester and has continued to maintain deep technical expertise whilst also being an advisor to boards and executives on cyber security.
He has proven experience in delivering cyber security services to global organisations in areas such as incident response, threat and vulnerability management, cloud security, DevSecOps, cyber threat intelligence and cyber risk and governance.
"I would like to welcome Rob into his leadership role in our Cybersecurity and Digital Trust business to lead the team in helping our clients navigate complex cybersecurity issues," PwC Australia Trust - Risk leader Corinne Best says.
"Cybersecurity is the number one issue on the minds of CEOs. Our Cybersecurity and Digital Trust team is about helping organisations solve their cybersecurity challenges and creating a safe and secure digital future for Australia and the broader community."a