KPMG set to appoint ABI Director General Huw Evans as Partner

Evans to join business advisory firm KPMG in January 2022 as a partner in its insurance practice.

Evans to join business advisory firm KPMG in January 2022 as a partner in its insurance.

Business advisory firm KPMG is set to appoint Huw Evans, Director General at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), to its insurance practice.

Evans, who will join KPMG as a partner in January 2022, has held the office of Director General at the ABI for more than six years. During his time with the organisation, Evans has represented the industry through Brexit, Solvency II implementation, pension freedoms and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier in his career, Evans served as a special adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair and Home Secretary David Blunkett between 2001 and 2006, before working as a senior manager in RBS’ Group strategy function until 2008.

Commenting on his new role, Huw Evans said: “The insurance industry and wider financial services sector are rapidly evolving and striving to meet the demands of a new reality being driven by technological advancement, regulatory reform, climate change and the pandemic. It has been a privilege to lead the sector in my role as Director General and I now look forward to continuing that work with KPMG. I’m impressed by the firm’s ambition, capabilities and hunger to support leadership teams across the industry in a rapidly changing world.”

Karim Haji, Partner and Head of Financial Services at KPMG in the UK, said: “We have a thriving financial services practice that is committed to recruiting, retaining and building the best talent and most trusted in the industry. Huw’s arrival is testament to that pledge – his experience, market knowledge and expertise from the insurance and banking industries will be instrumental in helping our clients to meet the greatest challenges and opportunities they face.”

Simon Ranger, Partner and Head of Insurance at KPMG in the UK, said: “I’ve known Huw for many years – he’s an incredibly well-respected figure, holds an impressive depth of industry knowledge and has had the formidable task of steering the insurance industry through monumental change over the past decade.  We are thrilled to welcome a professional of such calibre to join our team at KPMG.”

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Notes to editors:

About KPMG UK:
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 21 offices across the UK with approximately 16,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.3 billion in the year ended 30 September 2020.

KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Legal, Tax and Advisory services. It operates in 147 countries and territories and has more than 219,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

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