Prior to being elected to the Chief Executive role, Jon was KPMG UK’s Head of Audit and Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee for Audit. He has also held roles as KPMG UK’s Head of Financial Services, leading the firm’s Banking, Insurance and Asset Management practice, and as senior partner at KPMG’s Manchester office.
He has two decades of experience supporting financial services companies with audit, transaction services and advisory projects. Since joining KPMG in 1994, Jon has worked with a wide range of companies including Old Mutual PLC, Aviva PLC, Deutsche Bank, Citibank, Prudential PLC, Skipton Building Society, Covéa and Royal London Group.
Driving inclusion and diversity has been at the heart of Jon’s strategy as a leader. As Head of Audit he has worked to ensure the firm makes its Audit practice a place where every talented auditor can thrive, regardless of their background or identity. He is personally sponsoring the firm’s Black Lives action plan in Audit and last year set up the Audit Evolution Board, which aims to bring greater diversity of thought and advises on initiatives to create a better audit business. Jon is a Trustee of Patchwork Foundation – a non-partisan charity supporting participation of young people in democracy and civil society.