Incumbent Ian Powell was yesterday re-elected as chairman and senior partner of big four accountancy firm PwC. Powell, who joined PwC as a graduate trainee in 1977, will serve another four-year term at the top of the firm from 1 July 2012. He was voted in by a ballot open to PwC’s 894 UK partners. “I am absolutely delighted to have been elected as chairman and senior partner for a second term,” said Powell. “It has been a privilege to lead PwC since 2008 and I am really looking forward to the next four years.” Powell became a partner in the UK firm in 1991, joined the executive board in 2006 and was first elected chairman and senior partner in 2008.