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KPMG appoints new UK head of automotive

KPMG appoints new UK head of automotive

KPMG has today announced that Justin Benson has been appointed as the firm’s UK head of automotive, with immediate effect.

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Justin joined KPMG in 2000 and he is a director within the firm. He has worked in the automotive sector for over a decade and is well known within the industry. Having led and worked on a wide range of projects, Justin has a wealth of experience in areas including supply chain optimisation, information technology, mergers and acquisitions and risk management. Alongside leading the UK automotive team, Justin will also continue his role as Brexit lead for the firm’s industrial manufacturing practice.


Justin succeeds John Leech who has led the UK automotive practice since 2011. Under John’s leadership, the practice has grown significantly and developed capabilities in supply chain, data analytics, operational transformation, cyber security, international strategy and customer experience. John will now focus on his recently expanded portfolio of audit clients.


Commenting on Justin’s appointment, Stephen Cooper, UK head of industrial manufacturing at KPMG, said: “I look forward to working with Justin, who brings an already established network, innovative thinking and significant operational skills to the fore at a time when the automotive sector is on the cusp of disruption from electrification, self-driving cars and mobility as a service.


“I would like to thank John for his leadership and commitment throughout his six years in charge of our automotive practice. He has significantly raised our profile and capabilities in the sector which has led to recognition from industry and government alike.”


Justin added: “I believe we are entering the most exciting period in automotive since the invention of the car, so I'm delighted to be taking over the reins from John. Under John's direction, KPMG has demonstrated how important the automotive sector in the UK is for our firm.


“We will continue to invest, particularly in our Mobility 2030 cross-sector ecosystem platform, working with clients and the industry on how the sector responds to the disruption it is experiencing."


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