David Gimson swaps PwC for Big Four rival KPMG

06 May 2020 Consultancy.uk 1 min. read
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KPMG has appointed David Gimson as a Director in its Scottish consulting wing. The former PwC professional will support the public sector in the better use of technology and data.

Jenny Stewart, KPMG’s Head of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare in Scotland, commented, “We are delighted to welcome David to the team… His breadth of experience and detailed knowledge –particularly in the field of delivering large scale change, including end to end digital transformation - will be extremely useful to our clients. The public sector has been able to make a huge shift in a matter of weeks in the way it delivers front line services.”

The coronavirus pandemic has placed the under-resourced NHS under massive strain over the first quarter of 2020, while other public services such as transport and education have also been the subject of a prolonged stress-test. In order to do more with less, and help boost the efficiency and quality of service offered by the public sector, adopting new technological solutions will be crucial.

David Gimson, Director at KPMG

In his new role as Director for KPMG’s Scottish infrastructure, government and healthcare managing consulting team, David Gimson will focus on supporting public sector clients to improve how they use technology and data to better deliver positive outcomes. He joins from PwC where he spent the last 15 years working with a range of leading public sector clients. Initially based in London, he moved to Glasgow in 2015 and has spent the last five years supporting clients in Scotland.

Gimson said, “The last few weeks has highlighted the valuable work of our public services. The importance of getting services right has never been more critical, and underlines the need for them to have the right ways of working and tools at their disposal to help them deliver. I was attracted to KPMG because it’s developed a first class reputation for its pioneering work with government at all levels and the opportunity to build further on the work we’ve done in Scotland.”