Philippines' contact member
William Bailey is the Contact Member for the Philippines. He is your point of contact for members' enquiries and acts as an ICAEW ambassador within the Philippines.
Contact Member's details
William Bailey Bsc ACA
Managing Director, Asian Corporate Network
Tel: + (63 2) 403 1607
Unit 901, 88 Corporate Centre,
141 Valero St. cor. Sedeno St.,
Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227
William Bailey is Managing Director of ACN, Asian Corporate Network. Previously, he was with the PricewaterhouseCoopers organisation for more than twenty five years, most recently as a partner the Global Assurance Quality Review group of PwC International. Initially, he spent six years in the UK where he trained and qualified as an ACA at ICAEW in 1989. He joined PwC’s Moscow, Russia office as a manager in 1992. Subsequently, as a senior manager, he established the firm’s presence in the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan by opening the Tashkent office in 1995.
During his time in the Former Soviet Union, he worked primarily on mergers and acquisitions with major western organizations seeking to establish an initial presence in the region. In September 1997 he transferred as a principal manager to the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam office. He was admitted to partnership in January 1998 and subsequently became one of the first partners within the newly merged PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam) firm. He transferred to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Manila, Philippines in February 1999. Between 1999 and 2006 he held a number of roles within the Philippine firm, primarily focused on training and development of local staff.
His client work in the Philippines has primarily been in the mergers and acquisitions field. He has worked with a number of PwC’s major international clients on proposed investments in the country. He has also worked with large domestic clients on acquisition and restructuring deals. From 2006 to 2012 he was a member of the Global Assurance Quality Review (GAQR) team providing policy and oversight for the internal program of the review of audit quality across the entire network of PwC member firms.
In 2013, he founded the company 'Asian Corporate Network' with a group of Philippine and British executives. The vision of ACN is to build a network of organizations and individuals with the objective of developing and leveraging investment opportunities in the Philippines and assisting market entry for those new to the country. ACN promotes a variety of service offerings from the provision of objective and reliable market data, through to the production of high quality, economy focused publications and market entry consultancy. William Bailey has been involved in many activities outside of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
During his period in the Philippines, these activities have included European Chamber of Commerce (Board Member 2001 and President 2002 to 2005), British Chamber of Commerce (Board Member from 2006 to 2009, including Vice Chairman and Treasurer), Philippine Cricket (Chairman 2001 to 2009), Manila 10’s Rugby Tournament (Chairman 2006 to 2013), Manila Club – British & Commonwealth Club (Trustee and Treasurer 2011 to 2013) and Philippine Rugby Football Union (Director and Treasurer 2012 to 2013).