KPMG promotes Claire Angell to Head of Tax for Energy practice

30 November 2017 2 min. read
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Claire Angell, one of KPMG’s star performers following a number of award wins, has been promoted. She takes on the role of Head of Tax for Energy, tasked with supporting domestic and international business navigate increasingly complex tax environments in the face of market transformations.

The firm veteran joined the accounting and consulting firm in 2003. In the intervening years Angell climbed the firm’s ranks, and testimony to her performance she scooped a number of awards – such as the Woman of the Future Award in 2014 and Accountancy’s Age 35 under 35 Award in 2015. Her work has seen her actively engage with clients across the UK in the areas of domestic and international merger and acquisitions, tax structuring, asset finance, treasury, corporate tax compliance and tax provisioning – in a relatively changeable time for the industry, with low commodity prices and the prospect of wider industry change.

The promotion sees Angell, who is already a Partner at KPMG, become the Head of Tax for Energy, based out of London. The role will see her focus her background in specialist tax advisory to clients in the power and utilities, chemicals and mining industries, in light of rapidly changing fiscal positions for the companies in the UK and internationally.

Claire Angell

Commenting on the appointment, Andy Cox, UK Head of Energy at KPMG said, “Claire is extremely well-regarded within the oil and gas industry, having worked on many high profile transactions for some of the sector’s largest operators.” Angell remarked, “I am looking forward to bringing my experience of navigating complex tax issues in oil and gas to the wider KPMG energy sector, and building on the strong reputation we already have across Consulting, Audit and Deal Advisory.”

Claire Angell holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography, and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland as well as a Member of the Association of Tax Technicians.

Earlier this month, KPMG added a duo of Partners in the North West: Jessica Katsouris and Grant Ashbrook.