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Quick moves by new senior partner

Burnet unveils early KPMG promotions

james-kergonalan-turnerCatherine Burnet, who took over as senior partner for KPMG in Scotland last month, has unveiled a number of promotions in its transaction services, tax, audit and management consultancy teams.

James Kergon (far left), previously a director for the firm’s transaction services arm, has been promoted to partner.

Based in Glasgow, he is responsible for due-diligence support for a large number of corporate and private equity clients.

Having joined KPMG as a graduate in 1998, Mr Kergon has experience across a variety of sectors and has specialised in transactions for 13 years. In his role as partner, he will continue to advise a number of businesses on M&A activity, while leading the firm’s deal advisory business across central Scotland.

Alan Turner (above right) was recently promoted to partner in the tax team. He has more than 17 years’ experience providing advice to clients on a range of domestic and international tax matters. He previously led KPMG’s tax centre of excellence in New York and has a significant global network. His new role will see him take the lead in advising a number of global clients. 

In addition to the partner appointments, the firm has promoted three staff to director level: Susan Dunlop in the transaction services team, Grant Archer in audit and Lawrence Hunt in the management consulting arm.

Ms Burnet said: “This latest round of promotions highlights the significant investment being made across the firm in Scotland to support our ambitious growth plans.

“At partner level Alan Turner and James Kergon will play a central role in developing our existing presence in tax advice and deal advisory services respectively.

“Meanwhile all three of our new directors have considerable experience working across a range of industry sectors and have a deep understanding of the key issues affecting our clients. We are therefore confident that during this period of prolonged uncertainty, we have the right team in place to provide advice and support to our clients.”

The promotions are part of ongoing investment in KPMG’s Scottish teams. 

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