Alex has been with KPMG for 30 years and a partner since 1996. In addition to Edinburgh, Gatwick, London and Newcastle, he has worked for extended periods in both Tokyo and Barcelona. He has also worked on many short-term assignments in South and North America and speaks fluent Spanish. A lot of his experience has been serving KPMG's multinational clients as engagement partner for audit services in their international activities. This role has been both at the group level and at the subsidiary level, giving him an appreciation of cross-border business operations and the difficulties they face. He has worked on a number of cross-border transactions, in various countries and industry sectors. His main areas of experience have been with telecoms, technology, media, transport, travel & tourism and service sector clients. He moved to Scotland as Head of Audit in 2012, where he now works largely with our listed Scottish clients. He was previously Head of the Telecommunications Sector for KPMG in the UK (2003 – 2007) and the Japanese Practice Co-ordinator in the UK (2000 - 2007).