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Samantha Gaunt

Samantha Gaunt

Director, Restructuring

KPMG in the UK

Sam started her career in Restructuring at KPMG in Dublin in 1998, and in 2003 was seconded to the Belfast office to assist with the growth of the practice, including business development and team management. Sam spent two years in the Restructuring team of another ‘Big Four’ firm when she moved to London in 2006, during which time she was seconded to a bank’s workout team for nine months. Sam joined KPMG London in November 2008. 

Sam was the Chief Operating Officer for KPMG Restructuring in the UK for 4 years finishing in March 2019. 

Sam’s recent engagements include: Project Kotter (adviser to the board; sector: casual dining), Project Artemis (contingency planning project director; sector: retail), Project Leadmill (adviser to the board; sector: automotive), and the Sphere Medical Limited administration.

Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce – University College Dublin.

Accreditation
  • Chartered Accountant (FCA, Chartered Accountants Ireland)

  • Qualified Insolvency Practitioner (JIEB)

Areas of expertise
  • Stakeholder Management

  • Contingency Planning

  • Early Options

  • Insolvency Appointments

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