Gary Reader was appointed KPMG’s Global Head of Insurance on 1 October 2014. His career with KPMG has spanned over 28 years, 25 of which have been focused on the insurance sector – as an audit partner from 1996-2000, consulting partner from 2000-2011 and most recently as a markets partner. In that time he has worked in all three regions of KPMG and his roles and work has taken him to multiple countries. As the Global Insurance Advisory leader (2010 – 2013) and a member of the European and Global Insurance leadership teams, Gary is responsible for supporting all efforts to maximize presence in the European and Global insurance marketplace, identifying and closing advisory opportunities. His personal delivery experience lies in the area of financial management services, and having set up the financial management practice in the UK he has led a number of financial transformation projects for our firms’ insurance clients. As the leader of the global IFRS initiative from 2009-2012, Gary was responsible for delivering major IFRS and US GAAP conversion projects to financial service organizations, as well as working with global insurers to convert their global challenges into business opportunities.