KPMG strengthens Public Sector team with appointment of Essex County Council Chief Executive, Joanna Killian

KPMG strengthens Public Sector team with appointment...

KPMG is delighted to announce the appointment of Joanna Killian as a Partner in the firm’s Public Sector practice.


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Joanna joins KPMG today, from Essex County Council, where she has been the Chief Executive since 2006. In this role, Joanna has delivered major programmes of change, reducing operating costs and delivering improved services.

Before joining Essex County Council, Joanna was the Director of Local Government Performance and Improvement with the Audit Commission. She started her life in the Audit Commission as Lead Housing Inspector delivering a programme of inspection activity in London boroughs.

In her new role Joanna will be the UK market leader for local and regional government at KPMG. She will lead KPMG’s relationships with this important sector, and advise clients on how they can transform their organisations, and work with their customers and citizens in more innovative ways.

Commenting on Joanna’s appointment, Andrew Hine, Head of Public Sector and Healthcare at KPMG LLP UK says: "Joanna is one of the most respected and innovative figures in UK local government. I am delighted that she has chosen to join our public sector business at KPMG.  The combination of her experience and the capabilities of KPMG enable us to support local government bodies even better, and make a positive difference to the way these complex organisations operate."

On joining KPMG, Joanna says: “KPMG already delivers excellent work in local government and I am looking forward to working with the many talented people in the Firm to increase our impact with councils.  I am delighted to be able to lead this work for KPMG, and help support councils to deliver the transformation and change they need to operate in the tough times ahead.”



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