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KPMG to appoint Huw Evans as new partner

The director general of the ABI is set to join the accountancy giant, heading up the firm’s insurance practice

KPMG has announced it is preparing to appoint Huw Evans, the director general of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), as its latest partner.

Evans will head up the accountancy giant’s insurance practice and is set to join the firm in January 2022.

During his time with the ABI, Evans has represented the financial services industry during Brexit negotiations and the Covid-19 pandemic.

On the new appointment, Karim Haji, partner and head of financial services at KPMG UK, said: “We have a thriving financial services practice that is committed to recruiting, retaining and building the best talent and most trusted in the industry.

“Huw’s arrival is testament to that pledge – his experience, market knowledge and expertise from the insurance and banking industries will be instrumental in helping our clients to meet the greatest challenges and opportunities they face.”

Evans said: “The insurance industry and wider financial services sector are rapidly evolving and striving to meet the demands of a new reality being driven by technological advancement, regulatory reform, climate change and the pandemic.

“It has been a privilege to lead the sector in my role as director general and I now look forward to continuing that work with KPMG. I’m impressed by the firm’s ambition, capabilities and hunger to support leadership teams across the industry in a rapidly changing world.”

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