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McCracken takes up family role at KPMG

Ken McCrackenKPMG has appointed Ken McCracken to develop and lead the firm’s consulting service to the family business sector.

Mr McCracken brings decades of experience in family enterprises with a particular focus on governance and transitions.

He is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and a past recipient of its Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Achievement. Last year he received the Family Business Adviser of the Year Award from the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Gary Deans, who leads the family business practice, said: “Attracting a figure of Ken’s renown in the family business field is a coup for KPMG as we invest in talent and growth.

“Generating, preserving and diversifying family wealth through business interests requires careful and professional management, often involving the establishment and maintenance of good family and business governance structures.

The appointment of Mr McCracken follows the recruitment, in October of Catherine Grum to lead its Family Office service, as the firm augments the services it tailors to family businesses.

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