Director of Global Investor Engagement
Hilary Eastman, CFA, is PwC’s Head of Global Investor Engagement and UK Corporate Affairs Head of Stakeholder Engagement & Public Affairs. She specialises in helping companies understand the needs of the investment community as users of corporate reporting, including their views on trends in financial and narrative reporting, corporate governance and sustainability. She also ensures PwC UK’s leadership understands the investment community’s and other stakeholders’ perspectives about the firm’s work as auditors and advisors.
Hilary has responsibility for managing the firm’s relationships with the investment community in the UK and globally and for understanding the views of the UK firm’s stakeholders, including the investment community, regulators, politicians, policy makers and professional bodies. Hilary also oversees the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum (CRUF) network around the world, for which PwC is secretariat, facilitating dialogue between the investment community and standard setters and regulators on a range of corporate reporting and regulatory topics.
Hilary previously worked at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), where she initiated and led their investor engagement programme and led the fair value measurement project, which resulted in IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement. She has a background in business and asset valuation.
Hilary is a member of the CFA Society of the UK’s board of directors and is chair of the Society’s Professionalism Steering Committee. She is also a member of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) User Panel and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland’s (ICAS) Research Panel and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’s (ICAEW) Assurance Panel. She is a CFA Charterholder.