Andrew Burn named KPMG UK Head of Automotive

22 May 2020 2 min. read
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Restructuring expert Andrew Burn has been named as KPMG UK’s new Head of Automotive. Burn takes over from the out-going Justin Benson.

New car registrations continued their three-year slide in the UK in 2019. The 2.31 million registrations of last year constituted the lowest number since 2013, and are almost certain to tumble further in 2020 – as a global pandemic and recession look to put a sizable dent in sales.

With the UK automotive sector facing a period of crisis, then, KPMG has appointed a new UK Head of Automotive with immediate effect. Andrew Burn is a Partner within the firm’s restructuring practice, and has over 25 years of experience in guiding clients through challenging situations. He has provided company side restructuring advice across the public and private sectors, as well as to privately owned and private equity-backed companies and PLCs.

Andrew Burn named KPMG UK Head of Automotive

Bernard Brown, Partner and Industrial Manufacturing Chair at KPMG UK, said, “Andrew is a passionate restructuring and deal advisory professional, with a relentless focus on helping his clients obtain favourable outcomes. He leads the team at a hugely challenging time for the automotive industry, as the pace of change continues to accelerate in the face of economic uncertainty and as the impact of Covid-19 unfolds. His wealth of experience and expertise is exactly what our clients need, and will help drive our team forward.”

Over the last ten years, Burn has worked extensively with clients in the automotive sector across the UK and Europe, advising on various areas including supply chain risk management. He succeeds Justin Benson who has left the firm to pursue a new opportunity as Partner and Head of Automotive and Mobility with Vendigital.

Commenting on his new role, Burn stated, “With the unprecedented times we’re in, there’s no doubt that challenges and disruption lie ahead for many and this is particularly true for the automotive industry. I’m confident that we are well positioned to bring real value and quality solutions to our clients as we help them to respond to disruption and successfully navigate the journey that lies ahead.”