KPMG UK appoints Chief Medical Officer

Fiona Thomas joins KPMG as new Chief Medical Officer

Fiona Thomas joins KPMG as new Chief Medical Officer

KPMG UK has appointed Fiona Thomas as the firm’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) within its Life Sciences practice. Thomas will act as KPMG UK’s senior medical adviser to clients across the healthcare space globally.

Thomas joins from international biopharmaceutical company Swedish Orphan Biovitrum where she was UK Medical Director and has also previously held senior roles with Sanofi Pasteur MSD and Biogen.

Prior to her 14-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Thomas practiced as a physician in critical care and anaesthesia. She brings with her significant experience in clinical practice, medical affairs, and commercial strategy.

Originally from Glasgow, Thomas studied Medicine at the University of Glasgow and is registered with a licence to practice with the UK General Medical Council. She has been instrumental throughout her career in helping bring several drugs to market, including involvement in the successful deployment of HPV vaccine for cervical cancer.

Fiona, said: “I’m pleased to be joining KPMG UK at a time of incredible growth for our Life Sciences practice, and to be working with clients across the healthcare industry. Throughout my career I’ve always been passionate about finding solutions that will ultimately bring advancement in medical practice and more positive outcomes for patients. As CMO it’s my aim to ensure our clients globally receive the best possible advice so they can successfully operate within the pharmaceutical industry for the benefit of patients.”

Head of KPMG UK’s Life Sciences Practice, Adrian Griffiths, said: “Fiona brings incredible experience as a practitioner and through her successful career working closely with the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Her experience, network and expertise will be a great asset to our Life Sciences practice, and we look forward to our clients benefiting from Fiona’s unique skillset as a senior medical adviser.”

The news follows KPMG UK’s announcement last month that the firm had established a new regulatory solutions team within its Life Sciences practice and appointed Anusha Foy as an associate partner to lead it.

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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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