KPMG appoints Ian Beaumont as the new office senior partner of its Newcastle office to lead the business advisory firm’s activity in the North East, with effect from 1 February 2021.
Ian has more than 20 years partner experience, supporting regional, plc and global businesses. He joined KPMG in 2014 and has led the firm’s Private Enterprise and Family Business teams across the North.
He will continue KPMG’s almost 150-year heritage in the region, of supporting the corporate and not-for-profit communities. He will replace David Elliott, who is retiring at the end of April, after four years in the role and 13 with the firm.
Commenting on his appointment, Ian said:
“I’m privileged to be joining a talented team here at KPMG in the North East who are passionately supporting this region’s organisations when they most need it, during this intensely challenging time. We’re not required to look too far ahead, though, to also be excited about the opportunities presented by changing circumstances.
“With the vaccination programme underway, the Brexit deal done, the government’s levelling-up agenda on the table and investment going into the low carbon sector, in which the North East has valuable credentials and assets, there’s huge potential for this region to continue to thrive on the global stage.
“Really taking advantage of this will depend on all parts of the North East economy’s ecosystem collaborating, so I’m looking forward to working alongside local government, universities, local enterprise partnerships and the investor community to best support those leading the region’s businesses. From large established employers to entrepreneurial start-ups and scale-ups, helping them to realise their ambitions will mean playing a valuable role in driving the region’s economic recovery and prosperity.
“As businesses increasingly compete in a global marketplace I’m excited to be representing an advisory team of dedicated, highly skilled professionals absolutely grounded in the North East, but for whom it is also second nature to call on subject, sector and trading expertise from within KPMG’s presence around the world.”
Justin Moll, Citypress (on behalf of KPMG)
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