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KPMG bolsters Newcastle office with partner appointments

A professional services company has strengthened its senior team.

Newcastle-based KPMG has promoted Michael Wilson, Brian O’Neill and Susan Dunlop to partner level.

Michael leads the firm’s employment solutions, tax and people services in the North of England, with Brian specialising in helping businesses comply with international tax regulations and Susan supporting deal making across the North East and Scotland.

Their promotions follow those of Michelle Wilson and Dean Harris earlier this year.

Michelle, who has more than 20 years’ experience advising regional and international businesses, was made corporate tax partner and head of tax for KPMG’s Newcastle office.

Dean was promoted to partner following 30 years working with global businesses to ensure tax compliance and to overcome governance challenges.

The five appointments take the total number of partners at KPMG’s Tyneside base to eight.

The firm employs around 170 staff at the site, with its presence in the North East dating back more than 150 years.

Ian Beaumont, office senior partner for Newcastle, said: “As the challenges facing our clients evolve, we continue to invest in our people so business leaders and public service organisations can access the best professional services on their doorstep.

“They can draw on a deep range of expertise and experience across tax, audit, deal advisory and consulting, alongside the benefits of wider national and global expertise.

“These promotions reflect that commitment to the region, the hard work and technical knowledge and skill of those becoming partners, and the incredible support and resilience of the wider 170-strong client-facing team we’ve built on the banks of the Tyne.

“Despite the current economic headwinds, we’re seeing a great deal of growth in our pipeline of work right across our business, as more leaders seek external support.”

  • Pictured, above, from left to right, are Ian Beaumont, Susan Dunlop, Michael Wilson, Michelle Wilson, Brian O’Neill and Dean Harris