KPMG has promoted Partner David Bills to the newly created role of Head of UK Regions Audit. He has spent 25 years with the firm and most recently led its North and Scotland audit team since 2011.
Bills will be responsible for maintaining practice growth and the quality of audit work across KPMG’s 20 offices based outside of London. The firm’s UK Regions Audit team comprises 50 partners and 1,200 employees.
Having joined KPMG in London in 1987 where he worked for 15 years, Bills was made a partner in 1999. Following three years spent in roles across some of the firm’s overseas offices, he moved to its Manchester base in 2002 and was later promoted to North West Head of Audit in 2006.
Bills has worked in positions throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Far East and advised a variety of large corporate and mid-market clients including Pets at Home, Liverpool Football Club and Innospec.
David Bills said: “The economic landscape and changing audit market are creating challenges and opportunities for our business in the UK regions. Non-financial risks continue to scale the boardroom agenda and we’re seeing demand for our assurance services increase, while corporate governance remains under the spotlight as signs of a sustained recovery begin to emerge.
“Our focus on quality – both in terms of our people and our work – positions us to continue to deliver growth in our UK Regions Audit practice over the coming years. I look forward to working even more closely with my colleagues across all of our regional offices to deliver the best service for our clients.”
Tony Cates, UK Head of Audit at KPMG, commented: “David’s promotion is testament to his leadership of the Northern audit practice during one of the most challenging economic periods in our country’s history. His experience of expanding and strengthening the team will stand him in good stead for this enlarged role across our office network, which supports some of the UK’s largest and fastest growing companies.”
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