In her new role as Head of Tax for KPMG’s EMA region, which is effective as of 1 January 2015, Jane will drive KPMG’s strategy and response to EU audit reform, capitalising on the opportunity this gives the firm for growth in the UK, across the region and the world.
KPMG today announces that Jane McCormick, Head of Tax and Pensions at KPMG in the UK, has been promoted to Head of Tax for the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA) region and a member of KPMG’s EMA board, together with becoming the Senior Tax Partner for KPMG in the UK.
In her new role as Head of Tax for KPMG’s EMA region which is effective as of 1 January 2015, Jane will drive KPMG’s strategy and response to EU audit reform, capitalising on the opportunity which this gives the firm for growth in the UK, across the region and the world. As the Senior Tax Partner in the UK, Jane will continue to take responsibility for KPMG’s professional conduct in tax and to lead the firm’s engagement with government, HMRC, professional bodies and clients.
Jane McCormick commented: “I am very excited to be taking on this new challenge and huge role. Our tax, pensions and legal service practice is passing through an intense period of change. On the one hand changing market conditions mean that we have to adapt our services and the way we deliver them, whilst EU audit reform, the change in regulation of legal services and the digital revolution are all causing significant market disruption. At the same time we face large scale operational change, increased interest in and scrutiny of the tax profession and a once in a lifetime opportunity to reshape tax services in line with this rapidly evolving landscape.”
A fellow KPMG partner and current head of KPMG’s UK Risk Consulting Practice, Karen Briggs, takes on the role of Head of Tax, Pensions and Legal Services for KPMG in the UK as of 1 January 2015. Karen’s remit is to lead and accelerate the transformation of the practice and to foster and embed ever closer linkages between the UK firm’s tax and advisory practices in line with its ‘One Firm’ strategy.
Karen has led KPMG’s UK Risk Consulting practice for the last two and a half years, steering it through a period of significant regulatory change for both clients and the market. This has involved driving profitable growth in the business and broadening into new areas of risk and regulation with a strong emphasis on embedding technology, whilst maintaining a focus on the development of the firm’s partners and colleagues. Melissa Allen, UK partner and Head of Financial Services Consulting, becomes Head of KPMG’s UK Risk Consulting practice, effective as of 1 January 2015.
Simon Collins, Chairman and Senior Partner at KPMG in the UK, said: “Karen's appointment helps to accelerate our ‘One Firm’ strategy, bringing together advisory and tax. Jane will work with Karen to ensure that we continue to be responsive to the tax market and build on our growing reputation for the quality and integrity of our tax services. I am confident that Jane, Karen and Melissa can ensure we continue to grow and develop successfully.”
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