Responding to the potential business impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 can cause potentially significant people, social and economic implications for organisations. This page provides information on how you can prepare your organisation and respond.

The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, causing huge impact on people's lives, families and communities.

As the international response continues to develop, we know that organisations are facing several potentially significant challenges to which they need to respond rapidly. We are working closely with organisations globally to help them in preparing and responding, sharing our experience having worked with companies, governments, regulators, NGOs and international organisations around the world to respond to some of the most high profile outbreaks (including Ebola, MERS, SARS and bird flu).

Our global crisis centre is currently working with a range of organisations across industries. Key concerns that are emerging include:

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Implications for your organisation?

Our PwC Crisis and Resilience teams across the network are experienced in working with companies, governments, regulators, NGOs and international organisations around the world, helping them to prepare for and respond to some of the most high profile pandemics, including Ebola, MERS, SARS, H1N1 (swine flu) and H5N1 (bird flu). Key areas that we provide support include:  

  • Developing and assessing crisis and response plans

  • Designing and implementing timely and targeted communications 

  • Managing, collecting and identifying patient treatment data

Get in touch if you would like to discuss the implications for your organisation. 

Contact us

John Fisk

John Fisk

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 492 052

Craig Armitage

Craig Armitage

Canterbury Managing Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 616 232

Anand Reddy

Anand Reddy

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 27 592 1394

Paul Nickels

Paul Nickels

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 576 328

Jeroen Bouman

Jeroen Bouman

Consulting Managing Partner and Wellington Market Managing Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 585 753

Keren Blakey

Keren Blakey

Chair, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 628 226

Chloe Gallagher

Chloe Gallagher

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 051 6699

Andrew Holmes

Andrew Holmes

Partner, Data Assurance Leader, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 284 7035

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