New KPMG International Chairman Bill Thomas announces leadership team

Bill Thomas announces leadership team

Team underscores importance of innovation in today’s disruptive business environment.


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Bill Thomas, Chairman, KPMG International has announced KPMG International's new Global Management Team. The leadership team is effective as of 1 October 2017, alongside Bill Thomas stepping into the role of Chairman for a 4-year term.

Bill Thomas said, “We are organizing to increase our speed and efficiency in adopting and scaling innovation across our network, while continuously focusing on the quality that is fundamental to everything we do. This is the principle that is at the core in forming this new Global Management Team.”

KPMG's Global Management Team's key priorities include global strategy and driving alignment throughout the KPMG network.

Global Management Team:

Bill O'Mara, Global Head of Audit: Bill will continue his focus on quality and innovation in audit, highlighted by the vital technology transformation underway with KPMG Clara, KPMG's smart audit platform, which will underpin the KPMG audit of the future.

Jane McCormick, Global Head of Tax: Jane continues in this role, focusing on expanding the KPMG network's tax capabilities and business. Jane has focused on harnessing new technology while emphasizing KPMG's role in advocating responsible tax behaviors.

Mark Goodburn, Global Head of Advisory and Global Head of New Business Innovation: Mark continues as the Global Head of Advisory, with a focus on high demand areas such as cyber security, digital transformation, technology adoption and helping clients seize business opportunity through a merger, acquisition or strategic alliance. He also takes on the new role as Global Head of New Business Innovation. This role will focus on innovating for tomorrow’s products, services and solutions across KPMG.

Shaun Kelly, Global Chief Operating Officer (COO): Shaun continues as Global COO, focusing on alignment across the KPMG network with the objective of more effective and efficient delivery of services to clients.

Christian Rast, Global Head of Technology & Knowledge: In this new role, Christian leads global knowledge and technology teams with overall responsibility for IT, Information Security, Digital and Knowledge to help consistently apply world-class tools and platforms. A well-recognized leader in technology, Christian has tremendous experience leading business technology in KPMG in Germany as well as KPMG's Global Data & Analytics practice.

Diane Jeffreys, Global Chief Administration Officer (CAO): Diane takes on this new role with primary responsibility for KPMG International operations. Diane also remains Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO), after previously serving as CAO and CFO of KPMG in Canada, Global COO for Management Consulting as well as a partner in KPMG's Management Consulting business.

Susan Ferrier, Global Head of People, Performance & Culture (PPC): Susan previously served as PPC leader for KPMG Australia where she focused on creating unique culture, leadership and diversity programs for the firm. Susan is currently Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity and is a member of the Global leadership team for PPC.

Gary Reader, Global Head of Clients & Markets: Gary previously served for 4 years as Global Head of Insurance, expanding KPMG firms’ capabilities in serving insurance sector clients globally. Gary has been responsible for managing KPMG’s relationship with some of its most important global clients as well as delivering large transformation programs – predominantly in the insurance sector.

Larry Leva, Global Head of Quality, Risk & Regulatory: Larry continues in his role as the Global Head of Quality, Risk and Regulatory as KPMG continues to focus on these critical areas.

Anne Collins, Global General Counsel: Anne continues as the Global General Counsel, advising on and helping to manage strategic brand and legal issues.

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For further information:

Brian Bannister, KPMG International
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