KPMG promotes Harry Mears to social housing team lead

21 April 2016

Harry Mears, Associate Partner at KPMG UK, has been appointed to the role of social housing team lead. Incumbent Chris Wilson, who has lead the team for the past ten years, retires in September. Mears’ role will be to continue to serve clients in a time of rapid policy change, as well as spearhead the continued growth of the practice in the region.

KPMG has promoted long time firm veteran Harry Mears to lead the firm’s social housing team following the recent announcement that Chris Wilson will retire from KPMG this September. Mears, an Associate Partner, has more than 18 years of experience within the social housing sector across the UK, and services a large portfolio of clients across the South and Midlands as well as nationally.

Mears holds a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford. In addition, Mears is a CAPE (the Accounting Council's Committee) member as well as the Audit Chair for Bournemouth and Poole College.

In his new role, Mears will leverage his extensive housing association experience to provide clients with support as UK Government legislation is slated to bring significant change for housing associations and the housing sector as a whole. Mears will, in addition, be tasked with spear heading the continuing growth of the practice in line with the changing needs and expectations of clients.

Mears comments, “I look forward to working with colleagues across KPMG’s local government and private sector housing teams to help our clients respond strategically to the emerging challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Wilson remarks about leaving the firm that he is “delighted” about the hands in which he leaves the housing practice, adding that he “wishes Harry and KPMG every success in the future."