Bill Robinson appointed Chief Economist at KPMG

Bill Robinson appointed Chief Economist at KPMG

KPMG is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Robinson as its new Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Institute in SIGHT, the firm’s thought leadership arm.

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KPMG is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Robinson as its new Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Institute in SIGHT, the firm’s thought leadership arm.  

Bill joined KPMG in 2007. He is the founder member, and now Chairman, of a client-facing economics practice of over 70 professionals, turning over more than £15m helping clients deal with the competition authorities, the regulators and with commercial disputes.

In the early part of his career Bill was an economic forecaster in 10 Downing Street, HM Treasury, the European Commission and the London Business School. He subsequently became Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, wrote a weekly economics column for the Independent and then advised the Major government on tax policy as Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. 

When he left government, Bill joined the commercial world and has 20 years’ experience as a client-facing micro economist. He was a director of the niche consultancy London Economic and spent six years as Head of Business Economics at PwC before joining KPMG.

Richard Gostling, Executive Board member at KPMG said: “We are extremely pleased that Bill has taken on this new role as there are very few macro economists of Bill’s quality who also have client-facing commercial experience. Bill will help our Partners and Directors and clients not just to understand what is going on in the macro economy, but also how it impacts their businesses, which is critical in today’s fast moving global business environment.”

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