KPMG targets growth through Scots hires

Ryan AitkenKPMG is targeting key areas of growth with a series of senior external appointments across its Scottish offices.

Russell Irwin has joined the Edinburgh office as a director supporting Sam Subesinghe leading the IT advisory and technology risk team in Scotland, as part of KPMG’s management consulting function. Russell, who has worked in IT advisory within the financial services market for 30 years, has extensive experience building and leading high performance IT teams of more than 1,000 people and managing IT budgets of more than £100m across both public and private sectors. Prior to his new role, he worked at Standard Life for a number of years .

Ryan Aitken (pictured), previously a senior manager and most recently head of audit (finance) for the commercial banking and consumer finance divisions at Lloyds Banking Group, has also re-joined KPMG’s Edinburgh office as a director to head up the financial services internal audit team in Scotland. Ryan has 15 years’ experience in internal audit, external audit and advisory work across financial services, retail and shipping.

Craig Anderson, senior partner for KPMG in Scotland, said:  “These recent appointments are indicative of the significant investment being made across all areas of KPMG’s business in Scotland to support our ambitious growth plans. We are delighted to welcome Russell and Ryan to our team. They bring a wealth of specialised expertise to the business and will add significant value to our clients across a wide variety of sectors.”

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