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KPMG announces new appointees to NI Advisory Board

Three senior NI Business Leaders have been appointed to the KPMG Northern Ireland Advisory Board

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Today (19 July 2016), KPMG announced that Ms. Rotha Johnson DBE, Sir Bruce Robinson and Dr. David Dobbin CBE have joined its Advisory Board which will be chaired by Mr. Shaun Kelly, the Global COO of KPMG International. The Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland, Shaun Murphy, will be a member of the Advisory Board.

Ms. Rotha Johnson DBE is a partner in Johnston Partnership, a property investment business. She is a Director of Northern Ireland Electricity, an independent Board member for the Department of Justice, Chair of NI Screen and a director of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners. She has held a number of public and private appointments in the past including Pro Chancellor at Queen's University Belfast,

Sir Bruce Robinson is a former Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service and former Permanent Secretary to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. He also served as the CEO of IDB, the predecessor of Invest NI. He is currently the Deputy Chair of AIB (UK) and non-executive director of a number of other companies.

Dr. David Dobbin CBE is currently Group Chief Executive of Dale Farm, the UK's largest dairy cooperative. He is also Chairman of Dairy UK, Chairman of the Ulster Rugby Management Committee and Chairman of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners. He has held a number of public and industry appointments in the past.

Mr Shaun Kelly, the Global COO of KPMG International, has spent the last 17 years working in the United States while retaining strong connections with Northern Ireland. He was recently conferred with an honorary doctorate by Queens University Belfast in recognition of his services to business and commerce in Northern Ireland.

Commenting today, Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner, KPMG in Ireland said: "The new Northern Ireland Advisory Board will be of tremendous assistance to the firm and I am delighted that Ms. Rotha Johnson DBE, Sir Bruce Robinson and Dr. David Dobbin CBE have joined our Advisory Board. They bring tremendous experience and depth to the Board."

KPMG established a Northern Ireland Advisory Board earlier this year to complement and strengthen its management team. The Advisory Board will assist KPMG in further developing its connectivity with the Northern Ireland business and local community across its Audit, Tax and Advisory practices. The new Advisory Board will also assist in identifying additional investment and quality growth opportunities.

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