Danny McCance 8 Dec 2017 11:09am

Former KPMG chairman gets nod for UBS board membership

Jeremy Anderson has been nominated to join the board of the UBS Group AG, the financial services company’s board of directors announced today

Anderson, who was the chairman of KPMG’s global financial services practice between 2010 and 2017, will be accepted onto the board depending on the results of an election by shareholders at the annual general meeting on 3 May.

With more than 30 years’ experience, and having held various senior positions at KPMG, Anderson has focussed his career on supporting technology developments in the financial services sector.

In 2004, he was elected to lead the Big Four firm’s UK financial services practice, becoming European leader two years later and being selected to take the global role in 2010.

Prior to this, Anderson was CEO of Atos Origin Group between 1999 and 2002, before becoming a member of the group management board as head of UK operations after it acquired KPMG Consulting UK.

He was previously a commissioner of the UK commission for employment and skills and chairman of the UK national employment panel.

Currently, Anderson is a trustee of the UK productivity leadership group.

Yesterday, KPMG announced that is had appointed 174 new senior staff members in the UK.

Meanwhile, EY announced that it had made six appointments to its most senior body, the global executive leadership team.