Promotions target growth for KPMG

George ScottScreenshot 2015-06-11 09.56.45KPMG is targeting growth in its financial services, cyber security, restructuring, and tax teams with promotions at partner and director level.

Andy Masters, head of savings and wealth, has been promoted to partner. He  joined the firm in 2010, and he brings more than 20 years of consulting experience across banking, insurance and investment management.

In a major move for the firm to support its growing cyber security business, George Scott (above left), who leads a team of information protection and business resilience specialists, has been promoted to director. He joined the firm’s Edinburgh office in 2011 after working as head of information security at Tesco Bank. Prior to that he held a number of technology audit and information security roles, mostly in financial services.

Ross Stupart (above right), a tax specialist who has worked with listed and privately owned domestic and multi-national businesses throughout his professional advisory career, has been promoted to tax director in Enterprise. This enhanced role includes responsibility for liaising with growing businesses across the central belt as part of the firm’s Enterprise offering. Most recently he was instrumental in creating a three-year alliance between KPMG, Entrepreneurial Spark and RBS to deliver business advice and support to thousands of entrepreneurs across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ayrshire.

Alistair McAlinden, who joined KPMG in Glasgow as an audit trainee in 2001 and has been with the restructuring team for the last decade, has moved to the Edinburgh office following a promotion to director. Working alongside Blair Nimmo, head of restructuring for KPMG in Scotland, he acts as engagement leader on both formal insolvency cases and advisory projects, including independent business reviews, pension scheme advisory work and members’ voluntary liquidation.

Craig Anderson, senior partner in Scotland, said: “The societal impacts of a poorly saved generation is a major theme for KPMG and one which Andy Masters is at the heart of.

“The new digital landscape has elevated cyber security to a board level agenda item and the promotion of George Scott to director, together with our continued investment in that area, is reflective of its significance.

“Director appointments for Alistair McAlinden, who has been an integral part of our restructuring team for more than a decade, and Ross Stupart, a key figure in the development of our Enterprise offering, further illustrates the significant investment being made in these particular areas of our business in Scotland.”

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