Accountancy firm promotes duo to partner

Sarah Brown

Accountancy giant KPMG, which employs more than 1,600 people across the region, has promoted 70 staff within its Midlands practice, including two new partners, five directors and ten senior managers.

As part of the latest round of promotions, Sarah Brown and Gordon Docherty have joined the partnership.

With over 17 years of experience, including a period leading the firm’s accounting advisory services team across the Midlands, Docherty has been appointed as a partner within KPMG’s audit practice.

Brown, who joined the firm as a graduate in 2002, has been appointed as a partner within KPMG’s public sector audit practice and she heads up the public sector audit function across the Midlands and South West specialising in audit and assurance services. Her previous experience includes working with social housing providers, local authorities and other publicly funded organisations.

She said: “I am thrilled to be leading our public sector audit offering across the Midlands & South West as we continue to strengthen our growing team. The majority of 2020 has been incredibly challenging with Covid-19, and I’m really proud to be working with a team dedicated to ensure that public sector organisations can continue to provide the vital services that so many rely on every day.”

The newly promoted directors are Charlotte Carter, Hannah Roberts, Jeremy Harber, Sarah Tannock-Kitchen and Taj Lalli. Also included within this round of promotions are 25 managers and 28 assistant managers.