KPMG's fast growing defence practice appoints industry leader, Simon Pilkington, from PwC

KPMG's fast growing defence practice

KPMG has announced the appointment of Simon Pilkington as a new Partner in its Strategy Advisory team.

Also on

Simon is an experienced transactions adviser and for the last sixteen years has led and delivered major bids, transactions and commercial projects with public and private clients across the defence and wider Government sector.  He joins KPMG in April from PwC, where he co-led the firm’s aerospace and defence practice.

In his new role at KPMG Simon will focus on defence, security and intelligence work. He joins the firm’s established and rapidly expanding specialist team who provide audit and advisory services to the Ministry of Defence and a wide range of other public and private sector clients.

"Simon’s experience of advising businesses and defence organisations on complex commercial transactions and projects will help our clients to protect their margins and get the most out of their commercial negotiations,” said Bernard Brown, Head of Defence for KPMG.

“The defence industry is facing numerous challenges, including increased competition from overseas as well as managing the costs of materials and complex supply chains.

“This is one of many such appointments that we are making to ensure that we have the capacity to deliver excellent quality work for our defence clients."


- ENDS -


For media enquiries, please contact:

Zoe Sheppard, PR Manager at KPMG

T: +44 (0)117 905 4337


KPMG Press office: +44 (0)207 694 8773

Follow us on twitter: @kpmguk


About KPMG

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 12,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.9 billion in the year ended September 2014. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 162,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

This article represents the views of the author only, and does not necessarily represent the views or professional advice of KPMG in the UK.

Connect with us


Request for proposal



KPMG’s new-look website

KPMG’s new-look website