KPMG International Appoints Next Global Chairman

KPMG International has appointed Michael Andrew as the next global chairman to succeed current chair, Timothy Flynn.

Andrew begins his term on October 1, when Flynn retires after 32 years. Andrew is the KPMG Australia chairman and has led KPMG in Australia since 2007. Andrew is involved with the corporate governance, strategy and risk management advice to large Australian companies.

Based in Hong Kong, Andrew’s primary focus as KPMG International chairman will be “developing and empowering our people so they can execute on our strategy and help KPMG’s client’s succeed in this increasingly complex world,” he says. “Under Tim’s leadership, KPMG launched an ambitious growth strategy in 2010, and with our strategic blueprint firmly in place it’s now about execution and winning in our key markets,” Andrew says. “Tim is an outstanding professional who brings an exceptional breadth of experience to the position, not only through his leadership role in Australia but with his expanding influence throughout the Asia-Pacific region,” he says.