KPMG International has named a deputy chairman.

The firm appointed John B. Harrison, 52, to the newly created position of deputy chairman. He will report to KPMG International chairman Timothy P. Flynn. Harrison (pictured) has been chairman of KPMG's Asia Pacific region and co-chairman with Carlson Tong of the KPMG China and Hong Kong firms. He will continue to hold both positions through March 2009, when his terms expire. Tong will then become sole chairman of the China and Hong Kong firms.

KPMG's U.S. member firm, KPMG LLP, also said that more than one-third of its new partner class in the U.S. for 2008 comprises women and ethnic minorities. The class includes 26 new partners in the audit practice, 12 in advisory, 24 in tax, and 24 in national support services.

"KPMG's new partners each bring unique perspectives and diverse experiences, though together they demonstrate a common commitment to make KPMG a great place to build a career," said Flynn in a statement.

KPMG's U.S. partnership totals 1,894 partners with the addition of the 2008 class.


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