Stocksfield businessman takes over leading role with KPMG
A STOCKSFIELD businessman has landed a leading role at KPMG after 30 years in the industry.
David Elliott will take on the role of Newcastle office senior partner from the beginning of March.
The business adviser is currently KPMG’s head of tax in Newcastle.
He also leads KPMG’s regional enterprise offering, which tailors KPMG’s range of services across audit, tax and advisory, to the needs of private businesses.
David’s new appointment comes ahead of the retirement of Mick Thompson in spring 2018.
He will continue to run KPMG’s tax team in the North- East, while Mick Thompson will continue to work with audit senior partner Nick Plumb, serving the needs of the firm’s large and varied audit client base.
Speaking of his appointment, David Elliott said: “Having played an active role in this vibrant regional economy for many years, I am delighted to lead one of the area’s most prestigious firms.
“The excellent KPMG team based here on the quayside, and our superb client portfolio, makes the North- East an exciting and rewarding place to work.
“There’s a great deal going on within KPMG and we need to maintain the momentum of our enterprise focus alongside our continued commitment to the public sector and listed company arenas, and ensure those leading the region’s organisations know of our appetite to work with them.
“In terms of projects, we are increasingly calling on an unrivalled combination of technology and colleagues to support clients addressing cyber security, IT transformation, customer experience issues and, of course, the impact of the Brexit vote.”
KPMG’s north region chairman Chris Hearld added: “David is North-East through and through, with a longstanding reputation in the regional market.
“The success he has delivered for our tax practice, developing deep specialisms, for example, in capital allowances, innovation reliefs and incentives and M&A tax, plus his energy and appetite for client service, makes him a superb fit for this market critical role, driving our strategy for further profitable growth in the future.”