Marlon Richardson joins KPMG as Partner

02 July 2021 Consultancy.uk 1 min. read
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KPMG has appointed Marlon Richardson as part of its energy and natural resources leadership team. He arrives from competitor EY, where he led the consultancy’s fossil fuels advisory sector. 

Richardson said of the move, “KPMG has consistently proven itself to be a global market leader in serving energy clients. In a year when energy transition has truly come to the fore, and with minds focused on the UK hosting COP26 in November, there has never been a better time to be providing the support and advice to businesses looking to evolve their models to capitalise on new opportunities.”

With clients in oil and gas, power and utilities, chemicals and mining, KPMG has 21 offices across the UK. Working from London as well as KPMG’s Aberdeen offices, as a Partner at KPMG Richardson will become a member of its energy and natural resources leadership team, working to drive growth across the firm’s oil and gas portfolio.

Marlon Richardson joins KPMG as Partner

He will also support operating companies in the UK and internationally to diversify their portfolios to lower-carbon energy. This will include helping operators invest in the UK by “building a cleaner and more efficient oil and gas sector,” as Britain reaches for net zero by 2050, and 2045 in Scotland.

Over the last seven years, Richardson worked for fellow Big Four professional services giant EY. In 2018, he was promoted to be its advisory sector leader for the fossil fuels industry since 2018. His arrival is KPMG’s latest in recruitment from the rival company, after KPMG recruited Ian Wood from EY to join its energy lead advisory team.

Simon Virley, Head of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG UK, commented, “Marlon’s oil and gas experience will further strengthen our rapidly-growing energy team. Many of our oil and gas clients are transforming their business models in light of the energy transition and Marlon will play a key role in helping clients make that shift.”