KPMG appoints Carole Innes as head of business development strategy
KPMG has set its sights on further growth in Aberdeen following the senior appointment of Carole Innes.
Ms Innes will head up the firm’s Business Development strategy, with a particular focus on the energy sector and privately-owned companies serviced by KPMG’s growing Private Enterprise business.
Ms Innes joins the firm with more than 35 years’ experience in financial and professional services and wealth management.
Commenting on her new role, Ms Innes said: “As the COVID-19 vaccine programme is rolled out and restrictions are gradually eased, I’m looking forward to getting to know my colleagues and build lasting relationships with the business leaders who are currently working with KPMG or considering tapping into the wealth of expertise and knowledge we’ve got here in Aberdeen.
“After a particularly challenging year, we’re all looking forward to a more positive 2021. The energy sector has taken more than its fair share of blows in recent times, but time and again, it’s proved its resilience, and I’m confident our team can play a key role in helping to get it back on its feet, as well as supporting our clients with the ‘Green Recovery’ as they look to pivot and embrace the opportunities that energy transition creates for them and our city’s economy.”
Ms Innes’ appointment comes ahead of an important year for KPMG as it settles into its new home at Marischal Square in the heart of the Granite City.
Martin Findlay, KPMG’s office senior partner in Aberdeen, added: “Due to COVID-19, our entire Aberdeen team hasn’t been able to enjoy our amazing new base in the heart of the city, but I’m confident we’ll see a return to some degree of normality in the future, enabling us to fully utilise our new home.
“I’m excited to welcome Carole to the team as she already has outstanding connections and relationships within the North East business community. Her appointment means we can really make the most of the opportunities next year creates. With COP26 and a raft of UK and Scottish Government climate announcements imminent, the energy sector faces profound challenge, but also great opportunity.
“Our experts are on-hand and ready to go, preparing clients for a ‘Green Recovery’ and offering them support in what potentially could be the biggest transformation the energy industry has ever witnessed.”