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
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
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.
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) 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.
SOURCE KPMG LLP
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