Patel joins KPMG from The Risk Advisory Group, where he was head of financial and special investigations.
UK head of forensic services Adam Bates said the appointments followed a year of increased turnover for the division.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars