Raft of promotions at KPMG
KPMG has announced it has made 103 promotions across its Midlands offices - including five new partners and 12 directors.
Chris Pole (restructuring), Louise Scott-Worrall (learning solutions), Michelle Kavanagh (risk assurance and internal audit), Mike Tuhme (tax) and Siobhan Lodder (tax) are the five new partners in the Midlands practice.
All were previously experienced directors for the firm, and following the annual appraisal review process, they joined the partnership on 1 November.
Included in the total are 12 directors, 15 senior managers, 26 managers and 45 assistant managers.
Mike Steventon, Midlands regional chair at KPMG, said: “I’m delighted to announce a record year of partner and director promotions within our Midlands practice. This round of promotions reflects the strong growth in our business in 2016 and our aspirations and confidence in the Midlands.
“I am proud of the talent and energy within our Midlands team and the new partners and directors have very much earned their promotions.
“They will be instrumental in driving our future growth as we work with clients in the private and public sectors to improve their organisations and navigate through the current economic and political uncertainties.
“We have also made progress to improve diversity at graduate and senior level, and were the first of the Big 4 to achieve gender parity in graduate recruitment this year.
“We’re working to improve the wider diversity of our talent pool, beyond gender, and our new approach to graduate recruitment, Launch Pad, will be crucial in our efforts to achieve our goal. This year’s pilot has already delivered the most diverse intake of hires we’ve ever seen.”