South: KPMG appoints Andrew Morgan as regional chair

KPMG has appointed Andrew Morgan as its south region chair, responsible for the strategy across Reading, Bristol, Southampton, Plymouth, Cardiff and surrounding areas. Morgan succeeds Karen Witton, who has stepped down after four years to focus on a global role for the firm’s tax function.

Morgan has more than 30 years’ experience working across the firm’s operations in the South, leading relationships with a range of corporates from UK plcs, large overseas-owned multinationals and privately-owned businesses. Specialising in tax, he advises clients in areas such as transfer pricing, corporate restructuring and has significant experience of settling major investigations with HMRC.

Morgan has been with KPMG for the duration of his career, first joining in 1988, and will continue his role as senior partner for Reading; a position he has held since 2012. He commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to take on the role as the firm’s chair for the South region. The South is an incredibly exciting and dynamic economy to operate in and KPMG continues to show strong growth in the region.

“One of the challenges we face, along with all regions outside London, is the need to bring the Government’s industrial strategy to life. But with the right support, business leaders across the region have both the knowledge and the resolve to do so. My focus is to ensure that our clients have access to the right solutions at the right time from all of KPMG’s specialists.”