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 - Vice Chairman

Maggie Brereton - Non-Executive

Philip Davidson - Managing Partner

Richard Heis - Non-Executive

David Matthews - Head of Quality and Risk

Stephen Oxley - Non-Executive

Nicola Quayle - Non-Executive

David Sayer - Non-Executive

Ian Starkey - Non-Executive


The Board has two committees: the Audit & Risk and the Nomination & Remuneration Committee (see below for more information). It has also established an Ethics Committee to provide oversight of all matters concerning the Firm’s ethical conduct.

The Executive Committee

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

Bill Michael - Chairman & Senior Partner

Philip Davidson - Managing Partner and Interim Head of IMG

Jeremy Barton – General Counsel

Aidan Brennan - Head of Solutions

Karen Briggs - Head of Brexit

Tony Cates - Head of International Markets & Government

David Matthews - Head of Quality and Risk

Iain Moffatt - Head of National Markets

Anna Purchas - Interim Head of People

Adrian Stone - Head of Audit

Sarah Willows - Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations


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 143 KB).

The members of the Public Interest Committee are:

  • David Pitt-Watson  
  • Lindsay Tomlinson
  • Lord Evans of Weardale

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

UK Audit & Risk Committee

The Audit & Risk Committee monitors the integrity of our financial reporting system, internal controls and risk management framework.

Full terms of reference of the UK Audit & Risk Committee (PDF 137 KB)

The members of the Audit & Risk Committee are:

UK Nomination & Remuneration Committee

The role of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee is to establish a framework for nominating key individuals, including members of the UK Board and Executive Management Team and other leadership roles. It also reviews the process for profit allocation and distribution for UK partners, and make recommendations for the remuneration of the UK Senior Partner and Executive Committee members.

The members of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee are:

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.

Our History

From the world’s first female Chartered Accountant to helping after the events of 9/11.

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