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Tracey Groves ACA

Tracey Groves ACA

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  • Trusted advisor, expert business consultant, executive coach and educator working with execs and business leaders to develop a commercial and ethical approach to designing, developing and embedding corporate governance, desired organisational conduct and culture, and next gen leadership capabilities
  • Hardwires purpose, values-based corporate governance and business ethics into organisational policies and processes as enablers of organisational performance and accelerators of the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit)
  • Works with leaders and stakeholders to develop and implement a leading-edge and evidence-based approach to financial crime remediation and investigations, regulatory compliance and enterprise risk built on ethical principles and corporate values. Delivers multilateral solutions across business models, leveraging relationships across boundaries and ensuring measurable outcomes
  • Builds trusted relationships across global businesses that inspires action and makes things happen. Deep experience working with large-scale, complex organisations in highly regulated sectors and industries.

FT Award, Female Champion of Women in Business, 2019, 2018 |Grant Thornton International, Women in Business Champion, 2019 | Catherine Variety Awards, Professional Services, 2018 | Top 10 Influential Women on Social Media, Condeco, 2018|25 Real Models, Green Park, 2017 | Top 10 Powerful Women in Finance, City AM, 2016| Consulting Team Award, Women in Compliance, 2015 | The Economist’s Top 10 Global Women’s Networks, 2015

Business Consultancy | Business Transformation| Corporate Ethics & Integrity | Financial Crime | Regulatory Compliance |Enterprise Risk Management | Policy, Procedure and Process Implementation |Organisational Trust| Business Strategy | Culture, Values & Behaviours | Inclusive Leadership | Responsible Business| Digital Ethics | Corporate Governance | Corporate Purpose | Change Management | Organisation Development | Executive Leadership Development & Education | Executive Coach


Intelligent Ethics– Director and Founder Sep. 2017 –

Visiting Fellow, Inter Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre, University of Leeds – Adviser to Professor of Ethics, Applied Ethics, Consulting and Training Oct. 2017 –

Duke Corporate Education (CE) – Faculty Fellow – Business Transformation, Leadership, Culture, Business Ethics Jan. 2019 –

PCA Law (Performance Communications Consultancy) – Faculty Fellow – Business Transformation, Leadership, Workplace Culture and Behaviours Nov. 2019 –

PwC LLP – Partner, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Forensic Services 2011 – 2017 – Manager to Director, People and Change, Consulting Services 1999 – 2011

Accountancy Tuition Centre – Senior Lecturer, ICAEW 1997 – 1998

PriceWaterhouse LLP – Audit Trainee – Assistant Manager 1991 – 1997


PwC LLPForensic ServicesManager - Senior Manager, Consulting

Partner | Governance, Risk & Compliance | Forensic Services 2011-2017
PwC Governance, Compliance and Ethics Leader, London & international

Clients: PwC UK Lead Partner on global governance, compliance and ethics advisory client services, with a focus on business ethics, regulatory risk and compliance, organisational culture and conduct. Independent assessment of culture & behaviours, reputational risk, financial crime risk management, design and development of ethics & compliance remediation frameworks, senior leadership development, training & coaching,

Led a large-scale pro bono multi-disciplinary advisory team working with the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and Cabinet Office immediately post the EU Referendum in 2016 (Brexit). Led the development of sector-specific economic modelling, cross-business stakeholder engagement programme and designed private sector transformational communications strategy

Advised on the governance model and design of the operating framework for the Banking Standards Board, as an independent, non-regulatory body established in 2015. Led the annual assessment of conduct, culture and behaviours of member firms for 2016-2018, with over 80 firm-wide executive interviews and 200 focus groups

Led the design and implementation of global BAE Systems Change Programme for anti-bribery and corruption in response to independent Woolf Review. Worked with Royal Mail PLC in response to Competition & Market Authority’s anti-trust investigation (European Parcels Division) and led the design and implementation of evidence-based European-wide remediation programme

Co-ordinated and liaised with diverse range of regulators and other bodies including Department of Justice,Serious Fraud Office, Competition & Market Authority, Transparency International, British Standards Institute, and Trade Industry Bodies to deliver evidence-based and benchmarked ethical frameworks for business

Responsible for leadership of several global ethics and compliance implementation assignments across private and public sectors (MoJ, MoD); private sector industries include financial services, mining, aerospace & defence, oil and gas, pharma and others including Siemens and Daimler-Chrysler FCPA Bribery and Corruption investigations, Airbus global anti-bribery and corruption programme and more

PwC Business Leadership: Sales and Markets Leader, Executive Team: responsible for setting and leading sales and marketing strategy for £100m+ business division, including leadership of client engagement programmes, stakeholder relationships, communication campaigns, civil society and wider public engagement initiatives

PwC Governance and People Leadership: Member of PwC UK Governance Committee; PwC ‘Building Public Trust’ Co-Leader; Chair, Gender Balance (Women’s) Network; Exec member of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council, Trust Executive Committee

External profile: Committee Member, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), including oversight of design, development and delivery of Global Code of Ethics. Numerous external speaker events on corporate culture, diversity and inclusion, business ethics, regulatory risk and compliance

Director – Consulting, Forensic Services 2005-2011
Change Management, Business Ethics and Regulatory Compliance, London & international

Project Director leading and delivering international/national assignments for clients under investigation by global enforcement agencies, advising on design and delivery of large-scale compliance programmes

Firm-wide PwC UK leader on international and national business response to UK Bribery Act 2010. Led development of anti-bribery and corruption strategies, good practice frameworks and detailed planning for the design and implementation of policies, processes and procedures

Global remediation work-stream leader for Daimler Chrysler and Siemens, based out of Germany during 2008 – 2010, leading delivery and implementation of ethics-based controls, Codes of Conduct, policies and procedures as part of a large scale FCPA anti-bribery and corruption remediation programme across global high-risk territories and multi-cultures

18 months secondment as Head of Finance Change, Central Government, Department for Constitutional Affairs (now MOJ), HM Government, leading behaviours-based finance change Transformation Programme

Manager – Senior Manager, Consulting 1999-2005
Client Training, Performance Improvement Consulting, London & international

Delivered several change programmes to public and private sector clients including Ministry of Defence, HMRC, GCHQ, DWP, HM Prison Service, Vodafone and Unilever


Board Member, Membership Committee Chair, City Women Network (CWN) Mar 2018 – Mar 2020
Committee Member, Ethical Considerations in AI, IEEE Sep. 2017 – Jan 2020
Board Director, Middlesex County Cricket Club (MCCC) July 2018 – May 2019
Committee Member, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee, CIMA 2014 – 2016


ICAEW, Chartered Accountant, Practitioner Certificate 1991
NTL Institute, Certificate Programme in Organisation Development 1998
Territorial Army Officer Commission, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst 1990-1994
University of Durham, BA (Hons) in Music, 2:1 1988-1991