• Type: Press release
  • Date: 7/19/2013

KPMG International Announces Regional and Global Executive Leadership Changes 

HONG KONG, 19 July 2013 – KPMG International’s Chairman Michael Andrew, has today announced a number of changes to KPMG’s Global Executive Team, including the appointment of a new Deputy Global Chairman and two new regional Chairs.

Deputy Global Chairman & EMA Chairman


Current Deputy Global Chairman, Alan Buckle will retire at the end of the year, after 32 years of service to KPMG. Alan has held many significant roles at KPMG, and has made an outstanding contribution to the business, and his profession. He has been a member of KPMG International’s Global Executive Team for the last five years. During this time he has played a significant role in the development of KPMG’s strategy, particularly in high growth markets and in serving many large public and private sector clients.
John Scott, who will remain Managing Partner of KPMG in Spain, has been appointed as the new Deputy Global Chairman with effect from 1st October. John will also become the new KPMG EMA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Chairman succeeding Rolf Nonnenmacher, who is retiring.
Michael Andrew, Global Chairman said: “Alan has made an outstanding contribution to KPMG. I’d like to thank him for his efforts and commitment to KPMG and wish him all the best for the future.
“I am delighted to have been able to appoint John Scott as my new Deputy Global Chairman.  John will play a key role to reinforce the role of the EMA region in the Global network and to convert the significant opportunities that still exist in this challenging marketplace.”

Global Head of Audit

Larry Bradley will succeed Joachim Schindler on KPMG’s Global Executive Team as Global Head of Audit from 1st September. Larry is a very experienced Global Lead Partner and brings extensive international experience acquired during his 30 year career with KPMG.
“I am delighted that Larry – who has a wealth of experience as a senior Audit Partner in the US firm and a deep appreciation of the role audit quality plays in supporting global capital markets – will lead us through this critical phase. I would like to thank Joachim for his leadership of the Global Audit Practice over the past three years.”

ASPAC Chairman & Chief Operating Officer

Tham Sai Choy will become the new regional Chairman in one of KPMG’s most exciting and important markets. In addition to his current role as Managing Partner of KPMG Singapore he will become ASPAC (Asia Pacific) Chairman on the 1st October, succeeding Hideyo Uchiyama (Managing Partner KPMG Japan). 
Geoff Wilson, who recently retired as CEO of KPMG Australia will become the new Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer, and will relocate to Hong Kong from Australia.  Geoff takes over from Yap Chee Meng, who is retiring.
Tham Sai Choy and Geoff Wilson will both join the Global Executive Team. 

Chief Information Officer

John Applegate will become KPMG International’s new Chief Information Officer on 1st October, when he takes over from Stuart Campbell, who retires after 34 years with KPMG. 

Speaking about the new appointments to his Global Executive Team, Michael Andrew, Global Chairman said:
“These new additions bring tremendous experience to our leadership team and I am sure they will bring a laser focus to the needs of KPMG’s clients and people around the world.”


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