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Insolvency chief Nimmo elevated to global role at KPMG

Blair Nimmo

Blair Nimmo: ‘opportunity to shape the practice’


Insolvency specialist Blair Nimmo, who has been involved in some of the most high profile company rescues and closures in Scotland, has been elevated to an international role with KPMG.

Mr Nimmo has been appointed global head of insolvency, succeeding Richard Heis who retired from the firm earlier this year.

He joined KPMG in 1991 after training with Coopers & Lybrand’s restructuring practice and went on to work with many distressed businesses in a range of sectors, including Tullis Russell and Airdrie FC.

In March last year he was appointed head of KPMG’s restructuring practice in the UK, a role which he will continue to hold alongside his new global post. 

Leif Zierz, global head of deal advisory at KPMG, said: In assuming this global role, Blair brings with him deep insolvency experience, having also recently worked on complex engagements including First Oil Expro, Tullis Russell and Scottish Coal.”

Mr Nimmo said: “I am delighted to be taking on this new global role. Across the world, our insolvency team continues to go from strength to strength, so the opportunity to help shape the direction of our global practice is a real privilege.”

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