KPMG appoints six new directors across Scottish offices

09 November 2021 2 min. read
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KPMG has unveiled its director promotions in Scotland, as part of a broader near 100-strong promotion round at the start of its new financial year.

Across its Scottish offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, KPMG has promoted 98 colleagues, effecting on 1 October 2021 (the start of its 2021/2022 financial year). “This signifies our commitment to the Scottish market as well as the continued hard work of our people,” said James Kergon, a senior partner who leads the Big Four firm in Scotland. 

Among those promoted by the professional services firm, which has more than 1,000 people in Scotland, are twelve new directors. Catriona Donald, Gordan Gray and Susan Thom have been appointed directors within KPMG’s Tax & Legal function, while Steven Lindsay, Harvard Lee and James Lucas have been promoted to director within the firm’s consultancy practice. 

Steven Lindsay, Susan Thom, Harvard Lee, James Lucas, Catriona Donald, Gordon Gray

Steven Lindsay
Business unit: Consulting
Has been with KPMG since 2018 

Lindsay is a Director in KPMG’s Operations service line across Scotland.

Susan Thom
Business unit: Tax & Legal
Has been with KPMG since 2014

“I am so lucky to work with a great team at KPMG. Also a huge thank you to Laura Smart, Sonia Morar and Paul Heywood who supported and helped me on my journey to Director.” 

Harvard Lee
Business unit: Consulting
Has been with KPMG since 2011

Lee is a qualified actuary with extensive experience in the life industry, specialising in regulatory change, finance transformation and financial reporting. 

James Lucas
Business unit: Consulting
Has been with KPMG since 2014

Lucas leads the KPMG Governance, Risk and Compliance Services teams in Scotland, specialising in Internal audit, risk management and controls implementation.

Catriona Donald
Business unit: Tax & Legal
Has been with KPMG since 2005 

Donald specialises in employment tax for domestic employees, and expatriate tax compliance and consulting for internationally mobile employees. 

Gordan Gray
Business unit: Tax & Legal
Has been with KPMG since 2005 

Gray focuses on clients in the insurance and investment funds sector, working at the intersection of tax and actuarial issues, including Solvency II, life fund unit pricing, tax modelling and embedded value reporting. 

Other promotions

The other six new directors appointed are Scott McCrorie and Paul Mulcare (Tax & Legal), Fiona Burns and Sarah Tait (Consulting), and Gillian McGillivray (HR) and Kevin Ramsamy (Audit).

In other promotions, 14 KPMG’ers have risen to senior manager, 27 are now manager, and 45 have been promoted to assistant manager. “These promotions reflect demand from the firm’s clients and across all of our capabilities, from audit, tax and deal advisory, to tax, legal and consulting,” said Kergon.