As consumer businesses grapple with ever-changing consumer demand; understanding their role in society, as well as the impact of rapid-technological change, KPMG has chosen a leader who can connect our clients with opportunity and inspire positive change.
Linda is co-founder of KPMG’s C-Suite Leadership Programme and has spent five years working with top executives across various sectors to reimagine the future of business – and of society – and how they should position their business to succeed.
Focused on the consumer, retail and leisure sectors in her role as a Pensions and Investment Advisory Partner at KPMG, Linda will continue to work in the pensions practice, but has expanded her role to lead the firm’s consumer markets across all offerings.
Commenting on Linda Ellett’s appointment, Dan Thomas, Head of Corporates at KPMG UK, said:
“Testament to the hard work and expertise of Linda’s predecessor, KPMG UK has acquired extremely strong credentials, spanning audit, tax and advisory, in the consumer, retail and leisure sphere.
“From her time as a Pensions Partner, Linda brings to the role significant expertise of, and passion for, working with consumer-focused businesses. Linda has also established and led our client executive programme which coaches the FTSE CEO’s of tomorrow to think strategically about the impact of disruption and change. I am thrilled to appoint Linda as the Consumer Sector’s new lead.”
Linda Ellett, incoming UK Head of Consumer Markets, added:
“This is an exciting time for consumer-focused businesses, with ever-changing consumer expectations, a continued squeeze on margins, and of course the myriad of opportunities presented by disruptive start-ups and technology. Connecting our clients across this eco-system, as well as across sectors and geographies, creates resilience, agility and competitive strength.
“I’ve always been passionate about this sector, helping executives solve tomorrow’s challenges with action today. My pensions background naturally fuels a passion for employees, but equally I’m intrigued by the interplay between consumers’ spend and savings. I’m looking forward to helping our clients adapt and compete in this fast changing consumer landscape.”
Notes to editors:
• A high resolution image of Linda Ellett is available upon request
• Linda replaces Liz Claydon, who has led the firm’s consumer markets practice for the past five years, but has now taken on a new position as Sector Lead for UK Life Sciences (press release can be found here).
• Linda will work alongside Paul Martin (UK Head of Retail) and Will Hawkley (UK Head of Leisure).
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