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KPMG promotes new directors in Yorkshire

The trio’s appointments are also part of a raft of 51 other promotions in the group’s Leeds office

KPMG has announced the promotion of Torsten Fritz, Stephen Leah and Thomas Short to directors in its consulting, corporate finance and tax teams, respectively, in Yorkshire.

The trio’s appointments are also part of a raft of 51 other promotions in the group’s Leeds office.

Fritz joined the firm when it acquired customer experience consultancy Nunwood in 2015. He works with a variety of clients to drive growth through the use of customer data, research and analytics.

Leah also joined in 2015 and has over a decade of experience in M&A. He currently leads the firm’s health and life sciences M&A practice across the North of England and has recently completed a number of transactions in the sector.

In addition, Short joined the group in 2008. He initially worked within the corporate tax practice before moving to the global transfer pricing services team.

He now leads the UK transfer pricing managed services team, which specialises in the delivery of global transfer pricing documentation for KPMG’s UK clients.

Euan West, office senior partner at KPMG in Leeds, said: “KPMG colleagues have been the bedrock of our success in the past 12 months, supporting our clients in testing circumstances.

“With the recent Humber freeport success, the government’s new national infrastructure bank coming to Leeds, and our thriving community of SMEs, Yorkshire will be a hotbed of activity, innovation and investment in the years ahead.”

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