Assistant Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, London joins KPMG

New role will help governments grapple with escalating policing costs

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - KPMG in Canada announced today that Ian McPherson, former Assistant Commissioner of Territorial Policing at the Metropolitan Police Service in London, UK, will be joining the firm as a Partner.

Based in Toronto, Ian McPherson will work with KPMG's Global Centre of Excellence for Justice and Security, leading its work throughout North America. In this role, he will provide advice on public sector and government strategy to KPMG's clients in Canada and around the world.

"Ian brings a wealth of experience to the firm," said Jeff Smith, KPMG's Canadian Managing Partner, Advisory Services. "Globally, governments spend approximately $424b on law and order, with 50% of that going to policing.  As governments look to find great efficiencies and effectiveness, Ian's expertise is a valuable asset to our Canadian clients."

In his previous role, McPherson led the largest command in the Metropolitan Police Service. He was responsible for developing an innovative, widespread modernization program to reduce inefficiencies and increase effectiveness while continuing to cut crime in the United Kingdom's capital and largest metropolitan region.

"I am thrilled to be joining KPMG's vast network of industry professionals," says McPherson. "I look forward to working with the firm to find smart and effective justice and security infrastructure solutions for Canada and countries around the world."

About the Global Centre of Excellence for Justice and Security

KPMG's Global Centre of Excellence for Justice and Security provides market-leading advice and professional services to clients from the firm's top global authorities in the justice and security sectors. Key areas of focus for the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Justice and Security include: policing; prosecution & courts; prison & probation; borders & immigration; organized crime; economic crime & fraud; cyber crime; counter terrorism; and major games & events.

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 138,000 professionals, in 150 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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