KPMG have appointed Charlie Patrick as their new head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption. Charlie takes over the role from Brent McDaniel who is returning to KPMG in the US. In addition, KPMG have appointed Geoff Dadswell to look at compliance and ethics issues including the impact of conflict mineral legislation on UK corporates.
Charlie, who is a Director in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice, has been with KPMG for 20 years and is based in Birmingham and London. He has over 15 years experience in forensic and accounting matters both within the UK and abroad.
Charlie spent two years working as a project manager on the KPMG team who investigated the fate of the assets of victims of the Holocaust which were held in Swiss banks. He then went on to establish and lead KPMG Forensic’s Central and Eastern European practice from 2000-2005, where he undertook a variety of fraud investigation and expert witness assignments.
Commenting on Charlie’s appointment, Jeremy Outen, head of KPMG’s Fraud practice said:
“I am delighted that Charlie is taking over this role particularly at a time of heightened interest in bribery and corruption issues, which remain very much at the forefront of the mind of both regulators and companies alike.
“With the anniversary of the implementation of the Bribery Act just over a month away and with no corporate prosecutions in sight, now, more than ever before businesses will be seeking some kind of regulatory assurance that they are on the right track in adhering to the Act. It will be interesting to see how this plays out during the rest of the year, especially with the recent release of the Government’s proposals on Deferred Prosecution Agreements.”
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