KPMG International Appoints New Head of Global Communications

HONG KONG, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - KPMG International has appointed Brian Bannister to the newly created post of Head of Global Communications, based in London, UK.

Mr. Bannister will join KPMG in December from PwC, where he served for the past five years as UK Director of Communications.  He has more than 20 years of experience as a senior corporate communications adviser, including 12 years in the professional services arena. 

Rachel Campbell, KPMG Global Head of People, Performance and Culture commented:  "I'm delighted that Brian is joining our organization in this new global role. He joins a strong team and I look forward to working with him to continue to build KPMG's profile in the market." 

Mr. Bannister said: "I am excited at the opportunity to join KPMG and very impressed by the firm's growth and development plans. I'm also looking forward to working with KPMG's very talented marketing and communications teams." 

Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Bannister was Director of Communications and Marketing for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and previously, head of corporate communications for BSI.

About KPMG International

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

SOURCE: KPMG International Cooperative

For further information:

Jennifer Samuel
Global Communications 
KPMG International
+1 416 777 8491 
+1 416 451 8185

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