Melanie Richards, Deputy Chair, KPMG UK

Melanie Richards, Deputy Chair, KPMG UK

Richards was appointed to the KPMG UK Board in 2012. She became Vice Chairman of KPMG UK in October 2014, and then Deputy Chair of the firm in October 2017

Bio

Prior to joining KPMG, Richards spent 15 years at Natwest and three years with Hambro’s Fixed Income Group.

She joined KPMG in 2000 to develop the Debt Advisory practice and has more than thirty years of banking experience in bank lending, debt restricting, and capital markets’ instruments.

Richards was appointed to the KPMG UK Board in 2012. She became Vice Chairman of KPMG UK in October 2014, and then Deputy Chair of the firm in October 2017.

Richards is passionate about diversity and inclusion within and without KPMG, and is a recognised voice of gender equality. She is a founding member of the 30% Club Steering Committee and received Opportunity Now’s 2013 Champion Award.

Why did Melanie Richards make the Financial Power List 2018?

Richards was named in 19th position on the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2018:

Appointed as deputy chair of KPMG UK in October last year, Richards will have significant influence on the Big Four firm’s strategic direction this year as well as policy positions around the big topics. But Richards will also be one of the key industry leaders on diversity and social mobility this year. KPMG won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its work on social mobility in 2017 in recognition of the firm’s commitment to promoting opportunity, and Richards will continue to be a key champion of these issues moving forward.

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KPMG

KPMG is a professional services company and one of the Big Four auditors.

It is seated in the Netherlands and employs around 189,000 people. It offers three lines of services, including financial audit, tax, and advisory.

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