Trio join the partnership at KPMG in Yorkshire

The Leeds office of professional services firm KPMG has appointed Phil Murden, Chris Roberts and Rob Wilson as partners within its latest round of promotions.

Phil Murden leads KPMG’s Management Consulting business in the North, advising businesses on transformation, digital and technology.

New tax partner Chris Roberts has extensive experience of advising on corporate and international tax matters and will lead KPMG’s offering in this area across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Rob Wilson is head of KPMG’s Technology Risk team in the UK regions and has more than 20 years’ experience of providing IT assurance services to KPMG clients.

Additionally, five colleagues were promoted to director. Michael Davidson, Alain de Braekeleer and Claire Gallimore in the audit practice; Oliver Duckett in business development and Vicki Joshi in KPMG-Nunwood, the firm’s customer experience consultancy.

In total 82 professionals were promoted throughout the office and a further 73 people were recruited to the firm in Yorkshire through its graduate, apprentice and school leaver schemes.

Chris Hearld, KPMG’s North Region chair, said:

“The experience and skill-set of Phil, Chris and Rob demonstrate the specialist talent the regional business and public sector community can call upon to support their wide ranging ambitions and challenges. They represent a fantastic addition to the partner group leading our thriving Leeds KPMG office.

“We have made a significant round of promotions throughout the business, reflecting the enormous contribution made by our people at all levels, in supporting our clients in Yorkshire and beyond.

“I’m also delighted that we are bolstered further by an impressive intake of new joiners as we invest in the best emerging professionals.”