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KPMG appoints former Infrastructure UK chief

Consultancy KPMG has appointed former Infrastructure UK chief executive James Stewart OBE as chairman of its global infrastructure practice.

Mr. Stewart joined KPMG in May as a partner and will succeed Dr. Tim Stone CBE as chairman of KPMG’s global infrastructure practice in September.

Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Stewart was based at the treasury as CEO of Infrastructure UK, overseeing the government’s long-term planning and delivery of infrastructure projects.

Before his role at Infrastructure UK, he led the operations of Partnerships UK for 10 years.

KPMG’s global head of infrastructure Nick Chism said: “We are delighted to have James on board. He has been the face of UK infrastructure, in the UK and internationally, for the last 10 years and is widely respected for the leadership qualities he has shown over this period, managing multiple stakeholders through complex issues. He has deep knowledge of the industry and is capable of making tough calls, but is also known for his fairness.”

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