KPMG appoints Adrian Stone as UK Head of Audit

KPMG appoints Adrian Stone as UK Head of Audit

KPMG has appointed Adrian Stone as its UK Head of Audit with immediate effect.

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KPMG has appointed Adrian Stone as its UK Head of Audit with immediate effect.

Adrian Stone succeeds Tony Cates, who now leads KPMG’s International Markets and Government practice.

Adrian joined KPMG’s Sheffield office in 1984 and has been an audit partner since 1997.  He has previously held a number of senior roles in KPMG’s audit practice including Head of Audit for the North of England and Scotland, Chief Operating Officer for the UK audit practice, Head of Internal Audit and Head of KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice.  He has been KPMG’s interim head of audit since November 2015.

His industry experience reflects his roots in Sheffield and the city’s heavy industry base. However, it also encompasses significant retail and wholesale clients and manufacturers supplying these channels.

Commenting on his appointment as UK Head of Audit, Adrian Stone said: “I have been a KPMG auditor for my whole career and I am absolutely delighted to take on the head of audit role.  Audit faces a time of huge change and opportunity as wide ranging regulatory reforms take effect prompting unprecedented levels of tendering activity, and increasing use of data and analytics transforms the audit process.  A focus on quality and on harnessing new technology in our audits has helped us to grow our market share and I firmly believe that KPMG’s audit practice is well placed to continue its success.”

Simon Collins, Chairman of KPMG in the UK, said: “I am delighted to appoint Adrian to the head of our audit practice.  He is one of our most experienced audit partners and has led key areas of our audit business.  I am confident that under his leadership the practice will continue to grow and flourish.”


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Margot Cowhig, KPMG Corporate Communications

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