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It’s a pivotal time for private equity. As PE professionals, we have an opportunity to help transform PE firms and portfolio companies and bring greater value to our clients.

Bridget Walsh

EY Global Private Equity Industry Market Leader

Recognized global leader and entrepreneurial businesswomen. Trusted advisor to the EY Global PE industry.

As the Global Private Equity Industry Market Leader, Bridget oversees approximately 20,000 EY PE professionals in an industry that reached its first trillion-dollar year in 2021.

Prior to this role, Bridget was an Ernst & Young EMEIA Managing Partner for Tax, a US$5b business which has achieved annual double-digit growth under Bridget’s leadership. She has been a trusted advisor to the Global PE industry for over 20 years, and a recognized leader within the EY organization.

Bridget has an active role in governing multiple businesses and sits on several EY Global boards, including the Global Tax Executive Board and the EY Global Practice Group. Bridget also represents EY on the board of British American Business and is a board member of The Ireland Funds Great Britain board.

Alongside her professional qualifications, Bridget is a graduate of Queens University Belfast and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Southampton. 

How Bridget is building a better working world

“I have a proven track record for successfully building new businesses within the EY organization and developing a succession plan to help enable the next generation of leaders to grow and expand the business. I strongly believe that with an entrepreneurial mindset we can innovate the way we serve EY clients and become their strategic advisor.”

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