KPMG UK partner John Floods joins Big Four rival EY

19 February 2016 Consultancy.uk

EY has appointed John Floods as Partner and leader of the firm’s EMEIA Wealth & Asset Management Performance Improvement practice. Floods will leverage his more than 20 years of advisory experience, gained mostly at KPMG, to improve UK and EU clients’ growth plans, business transformation projects and response to regulatory change.

Prior to joining EY, John Floods was a Partner at KPMG UK. His final role at KPMG was leader of the Asset Management Consulting practice. During his more than 20 years at the accounting and consulting firm he led a range of business transformation programmes in the areas of technology, operations, regulatory driven change and data governance. Previous roles include being a Management Accountant at Henderson Global Investors. Floods holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance from Dublin City University, and is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

John Floods and Alex Birkin - EY

EY’s appointment of Floods will see him take on the role of Partner and become a leader within the firm’s UK Wealth & Asset Management Advisory. Within the wider practice Floods will also be responsible for the Big Four’s EMEIA Wealth & Asset Management Performance Improvement practice. The responsibilities include working with the firm’s major UK and EU clients on their growth plans, business transformation projects and response to regulatory change.

Alex Birkin, EY’s Global and EMEIA Wealth & Asset Management Advisory Leader, comments that Floods “will be a great hire to the practice.” He adds: “He is well-known in the industry and I have admired the teams he has built and led throughout his career. He has deep knowledge of the wealth and asset management industry and has significant experience in advising companies on the complex challenges they face. This will be invaluable to our clients as they grapple with a changing regulatory agenda in the UK and Europe.”

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