CEDA member profile: PwC




Peter Konidaris, Melbourne Managing Partner, PwC Australia

What does your company do?

PwC is Australia’s largest professional services firm, with over 6500 staff focused on helping Australian businesses solve their biggest problems and adapt and grow in an ever changing world. Across the region, PwC has operations in 157 countries, and more than 195,000 staff working with global, Asian and Australian businesses, governments, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs to help them grow and realise their potential.

What is your role with the company?

I’m one of more than 500 partners at PwC, working in our financial advisory business to advise clients on tax issues. I’m also the firm’s Melbourne Market Leader and National Indirect Taxes Leader, with responsibility for leading our efforts in the local market.

What type of CEDA activities matter most to you and your company?

A key part of our strategy at PwC is to contribute to the communities we live in, and participate in important societal debates. Most recently we have focused on using the collective expertise of the firm to help address important national issues such as tax reform, Australia’s engagement with Asia and how we can continue to innovate and thrive as a nation. We’re also very active and vocal in the market on the importance of workplace diversity and inclusion.

How does CEDA help your company understand and meet the challenges and opportunities you or your clients face?

CEDA provides a great platform for exploring some of the most pressing issues facing Australia today. The breadth and depth of expertise the events bring together is remarkable. We’ve really enjoyed and learned a lot from the events we’ve been a part of with CEDA.

What are your company's top priorities for the year?

In a world that is changing faster than ever, our top priority as always is to help our clients meet that change with confidence, and help solve the increasingly complex problems they face. We also continue to encourage a diverse and creative environment within the firm where our people can thrive and achieve their full potential.