Bill Thomas appointed Chair of KPMG Americas Region

KPMG LLP (Canada) CEO appointed to additional global leadership role

TORONTO, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - KPMG LLP (Canada) CEO Bill Thomas has been appointed Chair of KPMG's Americas Region which includes the US, Canada, Central and South American countries, and Israel. The role had been held by KPMG in the US Chairman and CEO John Veihmeyer, who was recently appointed as KPMG's Global Chairman.

In addition to these new responsibilities, Thomas will continue as CEO of KPMG in Canada, a role he has held since 2009.  Bill is a past recipient of Business in Vancouver's Forty-under-Forty award, which recognizes BC's top 40 outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals.  He is active in the community, serving on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Board, the Queen's School of Business Advisory Board, the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board, The Conference Board of Canada and the C.D. Howe Institute Board.  He is also a member of St. Michael's Foundation Campaign Cabinet - Inspire 2018, United Way's 2013 Major Individual Giving Cabinet and the Me to We Advisory Board.  In addition, he is a member of the Toronto Board of Trade and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.


"Bill brings tremendous international experience and perspectives to this vital role, and has an unparalleled understanding of the Americas Region and its important place in our global network. He is an inspirational leader and the right person to take on this important leadership role at a time of enormous opportunity for our clients, our people and our member firms."


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About KPMG
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm ( and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 155,000 professionals, in 155 countries.

The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.


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Briana D'Archi
National Senior Manager, Communications
KPMG in Canada

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