Also named Chief Administrative Officer, KPMG Law LLP
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Elio Luongo, Chief Executive Officer of KPMG in Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucy Iacovelli as Canadian Managing Partner for Tax and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of KPMG Law LLP.
Ms. Iacovelli currently oversees KPMG's Tax practice in the Greater Toronto Area and is Administrative Officer (GTA) for KPMG Law, the law firm affiliated with KPMG LLP. She will succeed Greg Wiebe in both roles, effective October 1.
"Lucy is a highly regarded leader in our firm and in the marketplace. Her focus on technical excellence and client care is an inspiration to all our partners," says Elio Luongo, Chief Executive Officer of KPMG in Canada. "I am very excited to have Lucy join our National Management Committee. She brings amazing energy and an unwavering commitment to our people and clients."
Ms. Iacovelli brings more than 25 years of industry experience in tax planning, corporate reorganization, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as significant knowledge of tax dispute resolution. She has served as KPMG's Tax Business Unit Leader for the GTA since 2016, and prior to that led the firm's financial services tax practice. Ms. Iacovelli has been a member of KPMG in Canada's Board of Directors and the KPMG Global Financial Services Tax Steering Committee.
"Lucy is taking over an extremely successful practice managed by Greg, whose leadership has been instrumental in making KPMG a leading Tax practice in Canada, strengthened by the significant growth of KPMG Law in recent years," adds Mr. Luongo.
In addition to his role as Canadian Managing Partner for Tax, Mr. Wiebe has held key leadership positions at KPMG over the past three decades, including Global Head of Tax & Legal for KPMG International. He will remain with the firm and continue to provide services to some of KPMG's largest Canadian and international tax clients, and serve as chair of the firm's national digital executive team, driving KPMG's focus on world-class digital solutions and transformation.
About KPMG in Canada
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 207,000 professionals, in 153 countries and territories. 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.
About KPMG Law LLP
KPMG Law is the law firm affiliated with KPMG LLP. With offices across Canada, KPMG Law's high calibre, professional team of lawyers provide clients with strategic legal advice and services for all business, tax, immigration, and estate and trust needs.
SOURCE KPMG LLP
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