Chris Skirrow is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Assurance Partner with an international career spanning 37 years and several continents. During that time he has provided audit and advisory services to a wide range of businesses as well as government and not-for-profit entities.
While in Canada, Chris was responsible for the audits of several First Nations. In addition, he worked in conjunction with Aboriginal-owned consulting businesses and was directly involved in community and economic development initiatives.
A large part of Chris’s career as a PwC Partner was spent internationally, particularly in developing economies. He spent six years in Turkey and a further 12 years in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. Over this period he was the Assurance Leader for the Turkish practice and the Cross Line of Service leader for the Consumer and Industrial Products sector in Russia. While in Russia, Chris was also actively involved in PwC’s risk management and served as the Ethics and Business Conduct leader for the region. This has given Chris an in-depth understanding of the issues facing companies and entrepreneurs in emerging economies.
As a PwC Partner, Chris has been involved extensively in advising Boards on a wide range of matters and working with them to resolve issues critical to their businesses. He is currently serving on the boards of a Russian University and a Russian electronics retailer as Chairman of their Audit Committees. In addition he has worked extensively with not-for-profit organisations, most notably Junior Achievement in Russia and the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association.