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KPMG appoints Jonathan White to lead UK infrastructure, building and construction practice

New head of infrastructure, building and construction

KPMG has appointed Jonathan White as the new head of its UK infrastructure, building and construction practice.


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White, who is currently a Deal Advisory partner specialising in infrastructure transactions, will lead 500 sector-focused colleagues based in offices across the UK. He succeeds Richard Threlfall, who was appointed KPMG’s global head of infrastructure earlier this year.

KPMG’s infrastructure, building and construction team is one of the leading practices in the UK, advising clients ranging from FTSE 350-listed contractors to privately-held construction firms and infrastructure investors.

White, who is primarily based in London, has been with KPMG for over 20 years. His broad experience includes transport, energy, utility and public sector infrastructure, providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, divestments, financing, strategic reviews and joint ventures.

Jonathan White said:

“I’m enormously proud to be taking on this position and building on Richard’s brilliant work in growing our infrastructure, building and construction practice.

“This is a fascinating time for our sector. The UK economy is in the midst of being reshaped by Brexit, creating both opportunities and challenges for businesses. Meanwhile, areas like devolution, the impact of technology on the future of our cities and tackling the nation’s housing crisis are the subject of intense national debate.

“My job is to ensure our industry leading team continues to provide clients with the insight and guidance to make sense of this new environment so they can invest in the infrastructure that underpins the UK economy.”

Richard Threlfall added:

“Jonathan’s track record in advising clients across the sector is outstanding and he is the ideal colleague to take our infrastructure, building and construction practice forward.

“He will ensure KPMG remains at the forefront of the UK infrastructure debate, informing national policy and helping our clients to build, maintain and operate world-class infrastructure in Britain.

“I’m very much looking forward to working closely with him so our UK clients can continue to benefit from our global network."

In recent years, KPMG has advised on some of the UK’s most significant infrastructure projects, including HS2 and Hinkley Point C.




Media contacts:

For KPMG – Infrastructure, Building and Construction:

Chris Hopper - Associate Director, Citypress 


T: +44 (0)161 235 0317

M: +44 (0)7740 936 746

Rebecca Hart - Account Manager, Citypress


T: +44 (0)203 773 9543

M: +44 (0)7903 256 182


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