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KPMG makes UK head of automotive appointment

Justin Benson has worked in the automotive sector for over 10 years, and has been at KPMG since 2000, most recently holding a director role

KPMG has announced the appointment of a new head of automotive, effective immediately.

Justin Benson has worked in the automotive sector for over 10 years, and has been at KPMG since 2000, most recently holding a director role. He has experience in a range of areas from supply chain optimisation to risk management.

Stephen Cooper, UK head of industrial manufacturing at the firm, said: “I look forward to working with Justin, who brings an already established network, innovative thinking and significant operational skills to the fore at a time when the automotive sector is on the cusp of disruption from electrification, self-driving cars and mobility as a service.”

Benson commented: “I believe we are entering the most exciting period in automotive since the invention of the car, so I’m delighted to be taking over the reins from John. Under John’s direction, KPMG has demonstrated how important the automotive sector in the UK is for our firm.

“We will continue to invest, particularly in our Mobility 2030 cross-sector ecosystem platform, working with clients and the industry on how the sector responds to the disruption it is experiencing.”

Benson takes over the role from John Leech who became head of automotive in 2011.

Benson will continue his role as Brexit lead for KPMG’s industrial manufacturing practice.

Last week, KPMG appointed a new head of international tax. The firm recently placed fourth in the Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2017.

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