Michael Andrew, chairman-elect of KPMG International, announced the firm's new leadership team today, including a new deputy chairman and new global heads of tax and advisory, as well as a new regional leader in Asia-Pacific.

Andrew, who was named chairman-elect in May (See "KPMG Picks New Global Chairman"), will succeed current global chair Timothy Flynn at the end of September, and the new leaders announced today will take up their new full-time roles effective October 1.

London-based Alan Buckle, currently global head of KPMG's advisory practice, will serve as global deputy chairman, with primary responsibility for driving the firm's global strategy, with an emphasis on market development. Mark Goodburn, who is currently the U.S. vice chair of advisory strategic investments, will succeed Buckle as global head of advisory.

Greg Wiebe, who is managing partner of KPMG's tax practice in Canada, has been named global head of tax for KPMG International, with Ernst Gröbl, currently head of tax for KMPG in Germany, serving as global deputy of tax.

Finally, Hideyo Uchiyama has been appointed chairman of KPMG in Asia Pacific, which had previously been Michael Andrew's role.

At the same time, a number of individuals will continue their current leadership roles at KPMG International, including: Brian Ambrose, serving as COO; Larry Leva, as global vice chair of quality and risk management; Joachim Schindler, as global head of audit; and Rachel Campbell, as global head of people, performance and culture. Continuing in regional leadership roles are: Chee Meng Yap, as COO of KPMG in Asia Pacific; John Veihmeyer, as chairman, and Shaun Kelly, as COO, of KPMG in the Americas; and John Griffith-Jones, as chairman, and Jean-Paul Thill, as CEO, of KPMG in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.

"Our leadership team combines geographic balance and global perspective with exceptional skills and experience to meet the critical needs of KPMG member firms' clients," Andrew said. "With our 138,000 skilled and motivated people we are focused on making a difference by delivering the highest quality services, with greater insight and innovation, and with the structure and culture to best serve our clients and communities - wherever we operate, whether local, regional or global," he added. 

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