KPMG appoints Rob Aitken as Director in Aberdeen office

10 May 2021 2 min. read
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The Scottish wing of KPMG has appointed a new Director in its transaction services team. As KPMG eyes post-lockdown growth across its Scottish offices, former PwC expert Rob Aitken brings two decades of knowhow to the firm.

Located in Marischal Square, KPMG’s Aberdeen office is the base for around 130 professionals providing specialist audit, tax and advisory services. Headed up by Martin Findlay, the Aberdeen office helps its clients with a wide range of services, including traditional areas of audit and consulting, as well as merger & acquisition services.

Commenting on Rob Aitken’s arrival, Aberdeen Senior Partner Findlay remarked, “It is great having Rob on board as we look forward to increasing levels of transactional activity with businesses positioning themselves for the post-Covid new reality. His experience in advising the service sector and upstream companies puts him in an ideal position to add value to corporates as they look to build their portfolios via acquisitions as well as making strategic divestments.”

KPMG appoints Rob Aitken as Director in Aberdeen office

Aitken will provide support to a range of clients, including energy firms, as they navigate their way through the region’s transition towards a low-carbon economy.

With almost 20 years’ experience, he joins KPMG from rival Big Four firm PwC in Aberdeen. He spent almost 20 years there, and was latterly a Senior Manager in transaction services, providing buy and sell side diligence and deal advisory, while specialising in the oil and gas sector – focused on exploration, production and oilfield services.

Aitken commented, “Oil & gas and energy services will remain critical to the Scottish economy for decades to come, but on a path that embraces the goal of net zero and carbon neutrality; the entrepreneurial spirit of the North East will be critical to this success. Scotland is fortunate to have a wide mix of business across several sectors and it is exciting to work across these as we return to a growth economy.”

The appointment comes shortly after KPMG promoted over 50 professionals across its three Scottish offices, including several promotions in Aberdeen.