Paul Rew

Engineering Science 1974

Paul Rew graduated with a degree in Engineering Science from Exeter University and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (Price Waterhouse at the time) in 1974, becoming a partner in 1987.  During his 36 year career with PwC, Paul provided assurance and advisory services to a large number of UK and international companies and organisations in a wide range of industries with a broad geographical spread including two years in South Africa and major projects in the USA and Europe.  He was also seconded to the DTI for two years where he provided commercial advice to ministers and officials.

In 2001 Paul became the firm’s leader in the UK for the Energy, Utilities and Mining sectors, responsible for assurance and listings work and the provision of all other services and in 2008 he was appointed leader of the Sustainability and Climate Change Assurance business and helped develop the broader PwC Sustainability business.  He retired from PwC on 31st March 2010 to fulfil his plan further to expand his portfolio career.

Paul is now a non-executive director of Northumbrian Water Group plc, the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Care Quality Commission as well as a member of Exeter University Business School Advisory Board.  He is a former non-executive of the Met Office and the Sustainable Development Commission.