KPMG Appoints New Risk Consulting Director
KPMG has appointed Paul Evans as a Director in its Risk Consulting practice. Paul will be one of the key people leading KPMG’s initiative to help clients to ensure risk strategy is clearly flagged on companies’ boardroom agenda.
Paul began his career in the Royal Navy. He started to join KPMG from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) where he was the Executive Director for Intervention with responsibility for shaping and establishing a new approach to organised crime. He was also responsible for leading SOCA’s international network, its asset recovery and financial crime portfolios, as well as its national cyber crime team.
He also helped establish co-operation with the private sector through the provision of timely and accurate intelligence, as well as advising Government Ministers on asset recovery, economic crime and the design of the proposed National Crime Agencies.
Paul was previously the Chief Investigation Officer at HM Revenue and Customs where he had responsibility for the conduct of all HM Customs and Excise criminal investigation and asset recovery casework.
“I am delighted to welcome Paul to KPMG. His background and experience mean that he is uniquely placed to advise businesses on the significant challenges they face,” said Adam Bates, UK head of Risk Consulting at KPMG.
In particular, Bates said it is the boards’ desire to integrate effective risk management with strategy which is critical for an organisation’s long-term growth, value and sustainability.
Paul’s background means he is also able to stress-test an organisation’s ability to make appropriate decisions when under extreme pressure.
“Our Risk Consulting business continues to rapidly expand and, as the recent promotions demonstrate, our commitment to the diversity of our people remains incredibly strong,” Bates added.