The IDAS team is integrated by a truly multidisciplinary team with a very extensive and multi country experience, including development work outside of Africa as well, dealing with a wide range of clients. Further we are able to draw upon the diverse resources and multiple skill sets of the larger KPMG, as well as specialised individual and corporate associates.

Julio Garrido-Mirapeix

Head, International Development Advisory Services (IDAS)


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Julio is an economist with a first degree in Economics & Business Administration, an MA (Hons) degree in Development Economics with Distinction, with postgraduate studies in Economics at PhD level. He was educated at the Universities of Oxford, Manchester, Pavia and Madrid. In 20 years overseas Julio has advised key government institutions, donors, civil society organisations and businesses in over 25 countries in Africa, Europe and Latin America.

His areas of expertise includes programme and fund management, sector wide approaches and donor coordination, capacity building, economic development, energy and natural resources and rural and agriculture development. Julio speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and French.


Charlie Appleton

Partner, International Development Advisory Services (IDAS)


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Charles is a founder of KPMG’s Development Advisory Services and a partner in KPMG East Africa. He is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience. Charles is the engagement partner on the Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) and the Accountability Programme in Tanzania (AcT). He is also involved in the management of the AECF.

He has provided a variety of business advisory services to various aid and development organisations based in Kenya, United Kingdom, Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Burundi, Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Charles is the Vice Chair of KPMG’s International Development Services and the Chairman of ‘Alive and Kicking’, a successful not-for-profit social enterprise in Kenya, linking the poorest children to sports and other social initiatives.

Anis Pringle

Partner, International Development Advisory Services (IDAS)


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Anis is a UK qualified chartered accountant with over 30 year’s post-qualification experience. She has extensive experience of audits, accounting and special assignments for a wide range of commercial enterprises, financial institutions, parastatals, development aid and other clients in East Africa. Her main areas of expertise are fund management, accounting, audit, risk management, and pre-grant evaluations.

Anis has also been Project Advisor to the KPMG team acting as Financial Management Agent to the Capacity Building Trust Fund (CBTF) in Southern Sudan. She has also assisted the Project Leader to the Governance, Justice Law & Order Sector (GJLOS) Reform Programme, where KPMG is the FMA. Furthermore, she is a trustee to the DFID - financed Financial Deepening Trust in Kenya. In addition, she has been heavily involved in a large public sector engagements where KPMG acts as Accounting Services Agent to the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS).


Josphat Mwaura

CEO and Senior Partner

KPMG East Africa

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Josphat is the Chief executive Officer (CEO) at KPMG and a Senior Partner in the KPMG Business Performance Services (BPS) Unit. He is a qualified certified accountant (CPA, K) and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPA, K). He also holds a Certificate in Macroeconomic Policy and Management from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

He has extensive experience in planning, project management, integrated performance management, budgeting and accounting systems as well as overall macroeconomic policy and management spanning over 20 years. Josphat has been involved in the design and implementation of reform programs in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda including training delivery for senior government staff including Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, counterpart personnel, and Ministry senior staff and District leaders.

Edgar Isingoma

Partner, International Development Advisory Services (IDAS)


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Edgar leads KPMG work in Development Advisory Services in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Masters in Business Administration (both from Makerere University, Uganda) and is a chartered accountant, financial analyst and management consultant with 16 years experience in East Africa.

His main areas of specialisation include Capacity Building of institutions, Strategy development, Performance Management, Fiduciary Risk Assessment, setup of Management systems setup and organizational design and development work.
For over 10 years before joining KPMG, Edgar provided financial management services to the transportation and coffee industries in Uganda.

George Manu

Director in IDAS West Africa


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George has 25 years experience in international development and has carried out specialist assignments in over 45 countries in 4 continents. Based in Ghana, he leads KPMG work in Development Advisory Services in West Africa where he also manages the West Africa hub of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund. He has worked in the private sector, academia and the United Nations including running his own boutique development consultancy firm for 6 years, following 5 years as CEO of EMPRETEC Ghana Foundation, which successfully combined BDS and finance for growth-oriented SMEs. Before that, for 6 years, he was head of SME Development with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (UN specialized agency) in Italy. Earlier, he taught in the UK at Durham and Stirling Universities following stints in industry.


George has served on several Boards including a venture fund management company, the Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility (Harakat), Ghana’s privatization agency and a private equity fund. His areas of specialization are private sector development (notably SME development, entrepreneurship, investment climate reform), programme/project design, monitoring & evaluation, policy/strategy formulation, facilitation and capacity building. He holds a Masters and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Durham, UK.


Corin Mitchell

IDAS Southern Africa Director


Corin holds a BSc Hon in Economics from the LSE and a Masters of Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch. He has over 15 years experience in development in sub - Saharan Africa in the promotion of growth and private sector development; from investment climate reform, to large investor supply chain strategies and SME development. He has pioneered SME peer - to - peer training and networks.

Corin has designed, developed and implemented Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approaches and instruments across Africa.

His work has spanned Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola as well as assignments in the UK, India and Bangladesh. He is responsible for the Southern Africa hub of the AECF. In the past, Corin was the Africa Director of the Financial Education Challenge Fund (FEF), operating in 9 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

Kamal Shah

Director in IDAS Kenya


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Kamal is a senior manager within the Public Sector and Development Unit of KPMG and has over nine years of professional experience in accounting, auditing, tax and financial consultancy. Kamal is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in the UK, and his core expertise lies in fund management.

Kamal has been involved in assignments for various donors and international agencies amongst them Global Fund, DFID, DANIDA, European Development Fund (EDF), USAID, JICA. Kamal has worked on assignments in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, Sudan, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Eritrea, Ethiopia and UK.

Chris Kelly

Director in IDAS Kenya


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Chris brings over 12 years experience of working with non-governmental organisations, government and the private sector in an advisory and audit capacity. He has particular expertise in public financial management and fiduciary risk assessments, governance and organisational development, and change management.  Chris has a Masters in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Sussex, is a Chartered Account (ICAS), and has been a chair, trustee and advisor for a number of international development charities over the last 12 years.