Partner, Head of FS Audit
KPMG in the UK
Stuart is a financial services specialist who has more than 20 years of experience with KPMG, the last 14 of which as a partner in the firm.
He joined the UK firm in 2008 to lead the audit for the FTSE 100 insurance group, Old Mutual plc. Since then, he has worked with global organisations across a number of jurisdictions, including some of the firms largest clients in the UK, the US, Canada, Scandinavia, South Africa and Australia.
Stuart is the Head of the FS Audit practice for KPMG in the UK and a Director for KPMG Gibraltar. His recent audit client experience includes leading the global audits of the FTSE 100 international general insurer, RSA Insurance Group plc, the global audit of MS Amlin plc and the listed audits of Beazley plc, MoneySuperMarket.com plc and Saga plc.
Prior to taking on his current role, Stuart led KPMG’s Insurance practice in the UK for two years – a more than 40 partner strong team focussed on delivering solutions to the issues and challenges that this industry faces in a fiercely competitive and ever changing environment.
He continues to lead teams that deliver services that range from risk and regulatory advice, controls assurance, through to capital market transaction support.
His experience whilst with KPMG in South Africa included working with a number of the most prominent industry players and the firms largest clients in South Africa - including Old Mutual South Africa, Coronation Fund Managers, Investec Asset Management, Prescient, Citadel and Coronation Investments and Trading Limited. Many of these businesses included asset management, wealth management and insurance operations and certain included proprietary trading and investment banking operations.
Outside of work Stuart enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, playing golf, mountain biking and skiing.
B.Bus Sc (University of Cape Town) CA (SA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland