KPMG announces new senior partner for Milton Keynes and Watford offices

New senior partner for Milton Keynes and Watford

KPMG appoints Ben McDonald as senior partner for its offices in Milton Keynes and Watford.


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KPMG has appointed a new senior partner for its offices in Milton Keynes and Watford.

Ben McDonald, 42, has been with KPMG for 11 years and is currently Head of KPMG Enterprise for the UK and the London Region, roles in which he will continue. KPMG Enterprise works with privately-owned businesses of all shapes and sizes, providing the full breadth of KPMG services to this part of the market.  

Ben will take over from Karl Edge in January, who has been in the role for three years and is moving to the take on the reins as Chairman for KPMG’s practice in the Midlands. 

Commenting on his appointment Ben said: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to lead these great offices which both have a tremendous track record of attracting great businesses and giving them an environment in which to grow and flourish. 

“There are some very exciting companies based in Milton Keynes and across the Northern Home Counties and a dynamic public sector community, where I believe our team has a real opportunity to make a difference.” 

The KPMG office in Central Milton Keynes has around 100 members of staff providing audit, tax and advisory services into a range of businesses across Milton Keynes, Northampton and the surrounding areas whilst our Watford office is also home to around 100 members of staff working across audit, tax and advisory services into a range of businesses across Hertfordshire, North London and the surrounding areas. It is also the headquarters for a number of teams supporting the infrastructure of KPMG’s 15,000-strong UK firm.

Ben added: “Karl has built a great senior team and has done a fabulous job growing our market share, introducing new services and winning lots of new clients locally during his time here.  He will do a terrific job in the Midlands.  Karl put a number of investments in place that put us in an ideal position to help local businesses, as our clients look to navigate the uncertain road ahead as the UK leaves the EU.  I envisage demand for our advisory services to increase in particular as businesses address key issues such as supply chain management, retaining talent and how to keep to their growth agenda in a difficult economic climate.  I am very much looking forward to building on Karl’s success.”

Ben lives in Redbourn, Hertfordshire, with his wife and three boys. He is also a Director of Funding London, which provides investment for fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses in London and the surrounding areas.


For further information please contact: 

Emma Murray

PR Manager, MK and Northern Home Counties 

020 7694 6506

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 revenue of £1.96 billion in the year ended September 2015. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 174,000 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. 

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