New head of infra as EY seeks to double team size

Amanda Clack has joined as head of infrastructure in its UK and Ireland advisory team as the firm targets significant expansion.

EY, the London-headquartered assurance, tax and advisory firm, has hired Amanda Clack from PwC as head of infrastructure within its UK and Ireland advisory practice.

At the same time as making the appointment, EY said it saw infrastructure as “one of the firm’s major growth platforms” and that it was planning to more than double the size of its infrastructure practice over the next five years “in light of growing demand from clients”.

In her previous role, Clack was a partner for more than nine years, leading PwC’s consultancy business in the south-east of England. She has experience of infrastructure, construction and real estate and worked with government and the private sector on strategic assignments in transport, energy, utilities and construction.

The new role will see Clack providing support and advice to EY’s infrastructure clients across the advisory business.

Clack is currently president-elect and global infrastructure lead for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and will become its president for 2016-17.

“Amanda brings a wealth of experience in the infrastructure sector and will lead our highly experienced team supporting our clients at a really important time,” said Harry Gaskell, EY’s UK and Ireland advisory leader, in a statement.