Appointment at KPMG.

KPMG has announced the appointment of five new partners to its financial services insurance unit. Karen Orr, Mike Sobers, Hitesh Patel, Graham Seymour and Robert Lewis between them have expertise in insurance accounting, IT risk and control management, life assurance products and retail financial services.

Orr works in the firm’s financial sector group and joined KPMG in 1989. Since then she has worked out of Leeds, London and Edinburgh offices serving clients in the retail financial sector. Sobers has worked at KPMG since 1995, focusing on IT risk and control management in the financial services sector.

Sobers previously worked for Zurich Financial Services and Liverpool Friendly Society.

Hitesh is head of insurance technical and regulatory services in London.

He is a member of KPMG’s European accounting and regulatory network and is responsible for providing insurance accounting and regulatory advice to clients and staff.

Seymour trained as an inspector of taxes with the Inland Revenue, specialising in the taxation of life offices, before joining KPMG in 1997.

He is the national partner leading KPMG’s UK insurance tax market group. Lewis joined the company in 1987.

He has specialised in working for the insurance industry for the last ten years, providing services including audit and accounting advice and assistance on corporate transactions.

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