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Our Leadership and Governance

Our Leadership and Governance

Living up to our core values and realising our vision.

Living up to our core values and realising our vision.

Our Leadership and Governance

KPMG UK is led by the Senior Partner, Bill Michael, who leads the Board, the main governance body of KPMG LLP which provides leadership to the organisation.

UK Board Members

Bill Michael - Chairman & Senior Partner

Melanie Richards - Deputy Chair

Philip Davidson - Managing Partner

David Matthews - Head of Quality and Risk

Sarah Willows - Chief Financial Officer

Paul Korolkiewicz - Senior Non-Executive member

James Stewart – Non-Executive member

Tony Cates - Non-Executive member

Bernard Brown - Non-Executive member

Jane McCormick - Non-Executive member

Maggie Brereton - Non-Executive member

Christine Hewson - Non-Executive member

Mark Raddan - Non-Executive member

Sue Bonney - Non-Executive member

Ronnie McCombe - Non-Executive member

Sikander Sattar – EMA Chair (non-voting member)

Mark Goodburn – Global Head of Advisory (non-voting member)

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day management of the activities of KPMG UK and comprises:

Bill Michael - Senior Partner

Philip Davidson - Managing Partner (Committee Chair)

Jeremy Barton – General Counsel

Aidan Brennan - Head of Digital Transformation

Michelle Hinchliffe - Head of Audit

Jonathan Holt - Head of Financial Services

David Matthews - Head of Quality and Risk Management

Iain Moffatt - Head of National Markets

Anna Purchas - Head of People

Michelle Quest - Head of Tax, Pensions and Legal Services

Sanjay Thakkar - Head of Deal Advisory

David Rowlands - Head of Consulting

Dan Thomas - Head of Corporates

Sarah Willows - Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations

Scott Parker - Head of International

 

Full terms of reference of the Executive Committee (PDF 131 KB)

UK Public Interest Committee – Independent non-executives

This Committee is responsible for overseeing the public interest aspects of the decision making for KPMG LLP (UK) and its related entities – taking into account the legitimate interests of clients and government, among others.

Full terms of reference for the UK Public Interest Committee (PDF 92 KB).

The members of the Public Interest Committee are:

More information about the members of the Public Interest Committee (PDF 125 KB) 

UK Audit & Risk Committee

The purpose of the Audit and Risk Committee is to:

  • assist the Board in its oversight of the integrity of the LLP’s financial reporting, including supporting the Board in meeting its responsibilities regarding financial statements and the financial reporting systems and internal controls;
  • monitor, on behalf of the Board, the effectiveness and objectivity of internal and external auditors;
  • provide input to the Board in its assessment of enterprise risks and determination of risk appetite as part of the overall setting of strategy for the LLP;
  • assist the Board in its oversight of the LLP’s risk management framework, monitoring its effectiveness through functional implementation in the ‘second line of defence’ and its performance to protect against and mitigate risks in the ‘first line of defence’.

Full terms of reference of the UK Audit & Risk Committee (PDF 152 KB)

The members of the Audit & Risk Committee are:

UK Nomination & Remuneration Committee

The purpose of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee is to assist the Board in ensuring that the Board and Executive Committee retain an appropriate structure, size and balance of skills to support the strategic objectives and values of the firm. The Committee assists the Board in meeting its responsibilities regarding the determination, implementation and oversight of senior remuneration arrangements to enable the recruitment, motivation and retention of partners generally. The Committee oversees arrangements for senior appointments (including election processes) and succession planning. The Committee also assists the Board by reviewing and making recommendations in respect of the remuneration policies and framework for all staff.

The members of the Committee are:

Full terms of reference for the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (PDF 432 KB)

UK Ethics Committee

The purpose of the Ethics Committee is to assist the Board in the establishment, embedding and oversight of values, the ethical policy framework and ensuring and monitoring the overall ethical health of the firm and compliance with professional and ethical standards.  The Committee is responsible for keeping key relevant risks under review and monitoring mitigation activities and controls.

The members of the Committee are:

Full terms of reference for the UK Ethics Committee (PDF 109 KB)

UK Governance Committee

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to:

  • assist the Board in its ongoing oversight of the quality of governance in the partnership;
  • monitor Board effectiveness and evaluations;
  • recommend to the Board enhancements to the firm’s governance in the interest of the partnership and brand as a whole; and
  • support the Board in maintaining alignment with regulatory and KPMG International’s expectations as regards the LLP’s governance, having regard to requirements of the Audit Firm Governance Code.

The members of the Committee are:

Full terms of reference for the UK Governance Committee (PDF 94 KB)

UK Reputation Committee

The purpose of the Reputation Committee is to:

  • assist the Board in its stewardship and oversight of the firm’s reputation;
  • monitor, on an ongoing basis and in real time, the threats and challenges faced by the firm in terms of its reputation, including assisting the Board in its oversight of the firm’s response to specific incidents;
  • scan the horizon of emerging and future issues that may impact the firm’s reputation across all parts of the business and advise the Board on addressing them;
  • promote and monitor the effective management of reputation risk within the firm; and
  • consider and advise the Board in relation to the firm’s corporate communications strategy and significant campaigns.

The members of the Committee are:

Full terms of reference for the UK Reputation Committee (PDF 94 KB)

UK Banking Committee

The purpose of the Banking Committee is to assist the Board in dealing with all banking and treasury matters.  It is responsible for general banking and treasury operations of the partnership and its subsidiaries including reviewing and approving proposed transactions or changes in circumstances.

The members of the Committee are:

Full terms of reference for the UK Banking Committee (PDF 95 KB)

Listed Company Dialogue

If you are a shareholder, executive director or member of an audit committee for which we are auditors and wish to discuss any matter with us, please contact David Matthews at david.matthews@kpmg.co.uk.

For full details of those charged with governance, see our Transparency Report.

Information on the latest developments and perspectives on corporate reporting and stewardship for investors is available on our Investor Insights web pages.