Michelle Quest

Head of Tax and Legal Services

KPMG in the UK

Originally qualified in Audit, Michelle transferred to Tax in 1993, specialising in Corporate Tax. From 2001, she specialised in providing tax advice on corporate transactions, reorganisations and reconstructions and then was part of our Private Equity team from 2003 to 2009, leading the tax advisory and due diligence assignments on the acquisitions and disposals of a number of Private Equity Institutions. During that time she led both our UK Private Equity Tax practice and our M&A Tax practice in the UK and EMA.

From 2010 until 2012, Michelle served on the board at KPMG in the UK as Head of People, responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of HR. Currently Michelle is leading the tax relationship with some of the firm’s most significant corporate clients, advising on tax governance, process and reporting; international business and operating models; transfer pricing and M&A. Also a member of ExCo, she leads the firm’s thinking on the changing tax landscape and tax strategy, while seating on the Global Tax Steering Group helping make decisions globally for clients.

  • BA (Hons) Pure Mathematics and Philosophy, Liverpool University

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Tax

  • Healthcare

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Oil & Gas