PwC US Chairman Robert Mortiz has been elected to serve a four-year term for the global network of PwC firms beginning July 1. PricewaterhouseCoopers International Network has selected Moritz, a career auditor, to replace Dennis Nally, who will retire in June after two terms as the global chairman.

Mortiz has served as US chairman and senior partner since 2009. He began his career with PwC in 1985 and became a partner in 1995. As an auditor, he served primarily financial services companies, including three years in Japan where he provided audit and advisory services to European and US-based companies operating in Japan and Asia.

Holding numerous leadership roles in PwC, Moritz led the U.S. assurance practice and served as managing partner for the New York Region. He has served two terms as chairman of the governing board for the Center for Audit Quality, and he has served on the boards of Oswego College Foundation, the Conference Board, the Atlantic Council and the Partnership for New York City.

John G. Maxwell, chairman of PwC’s global board, said in a statement that Moritz provides a strong sense of purpose, strategic leadership, and business insight. “During his tenure in the US, Bob's outspoken support of work-life flexibility for the firm's people, the importance of diversity on his own team, and the significant investments he has overseen in new and cutting-edge technologies make him the ideal forward-looking leader to navigate the global economy and bring our best ideas and solutions to clients,” he said.