Sue Bonney Head of Tax for KPMG UK
Sue Bonney has been named as Head of KPMG’s U.K. Tax practice and joins KPMG’s U.K. Board. She is currently Chief Operating Officer of the business, and will succeed Colin Cook, who has been appointed CEO of KPMG’s U.K. firm. Tax and People Services is KPMG’s second largest service line in the U.K. It grew revenues by 15 percent to £317 million in the year to September 30, 2005, and employs almost 2,400 people.
Ms Bonney joined KPMG (then Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co) in Audit in 1984 as a graduate and has worked as a tax professional since 1987, mainly supporting corporate clients. She became a partner in 1995. She leads a number of tax relationships with a number of major global clients, and has wide sector experience, with a particular focus on consumer and industrial markets, and a background in providing strategic and planning advice in a tax context to large multi-national clients. Ms Bonney said: “I am very pleased to be taking on the leadership of a tax practice where I have worked for nearly 20 years. During that time, I have seen it grow into the strong business that it is today. I plan to build on this momentum, taking advantage of the significant opportunities in our dynamic and evolving marketplace.”
Malcolm Edge, Chairman of KPMG’s northern business area, has been appointed a Vice Chairman of KPMG in the U.K.
Mr Edge joined the firm in 1984, becoming a tax partner in 1987. He took over the leadership of the North Tax practice in 1991. Between 2001 and 2003 he was Chief Operating Officer of KPMG’s tax practice in the U.K. before being appointed Chairman last year. Mr Edge acts as lead tax partner for several listed and unlisted clients where his work primarily focuses on larger middle market businesses.
Malcolm Edge commented: “I am greatly looking forward to taking on this expanded remit. I look forward to maintaining my strong links with the firm’s tax work and its regional presence in the north while broadening my role to a wider context across KPMG in the U.K.”
John Griffith-Jones, current U.K. Chief Executive at KPMG (becoming KPMG’s U.K. Senior Partner on October 1 2006) commented:
“I would like to congratulate all those who have been appointed to new roles at KPMG. All of them have excellent track records in supporting some of our major clients and relationships, and I am sure all their clients and colleagues will benefit greatly from their extensive experience and knowledge.