Pat Winter appointed to lead the EY Asia-Pacific geographic area
By Digital News Asia December 13, 2017
- New EY Asia-Pacific Area managing partner to start in July 2018
- Winter brings over three decades worth of experience in the service industry and has international experience
EY announces the appointment of Pat Winter as EY Asia-Pacific Area Managing Partner. Winter will commence this post on 1 July 2018, leading EY’s fastest growing geographic area – which grew 11.3% in FY17 to US$3.6b and has 44,000 people. Winter, 53, also joins the EY Global Executive leadership team, the most senior EY body focused on strategy, execution and operations.
Winter has more than 30 years’ of experience in the professional services industry, with 19 years as a partner at EY. He was most recently EY Asia-Pacific Deputy Area Managing Partner. Winter brings strong transactions and corporate finance experience, having led numerous due diligence and IPOs for many emerging and fast-growing companies. He also spearheaded various growth initiatives and grew capabilities through strategic acquisitions, like those of EYC3 and Open Windows Australia, which brought key data analytics and cyber-security advisory capabilities.
Winter has held a number of leadership roles in Asia-Pacific, supporting a range of companies from emerging, mid-sized and fast-growth companies to large, public organizations in Australia and Hong Kong, and globally, large private equity houses. He has also led account teams and business development and serves on the EY Global Investment Committee as well as the EY Asia-Pacific Area Operating Executive Committee. He succeeds Steven Phan, who will retire from EY.
EY global chairman and chief executive officer Mark Weinberger said,"The strong results we have across Asia-Pacific are due to our exceptional people who believe in our purpose to build a better working world and the focus on quality service to EY clients. Winter has a robust track record of engaging with EY people, developing durable relationships and having a deep understanding of the markets. I am confident he will use these strengths and take EY in Asia-Pacific to even greater heights. I look forward to working more closely with Winter and his team to continue the success in Asia-Pacific.
“Steven has done a tremendous job over the past four years leading EY Asia-Pacific. He has brought greater unity to our organization in Asia-Pacific, fortified our culture and helped us execute our strategy in the market. He has left a robust legacy in our organization for future leaders to build on.”
Winter joined EY Australia in Adelaide in 1994 and has lived and worked in London, Sydney and Hong Kong. Originally from Adelaide, Winter has a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from the University of South Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Winter said, “Building on the successes of recent years, I look forward to helping to ensure the continued provision of high-quality, innovative services and solutions for EY clients in Asia-Pacific and a stimulating and supportive workplace for EY people, in an increasingly digital and disruptive world.”