KPMG reshuffles senior assurance staff

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Michael Hughes will succeed Ted Awty as UK chairman of assurance. A senior audit partner in KPMG’s London office and a member of the UK board, he currently leads the audits of two of KPMG’s FTSE 100 clients.

He was involved last month in the launch of the UK Audit Committee Institute, designed to help audit committee members through the complexities of their job.

Ted Awty has been promoted to chairman of KPMG’s Client Service Board. He will be responsible for pursuing new opportunities in advisory services.

Replacing Michael Hughes as global chair of the consumer markets line of business at the firm is Neil Austin, formerly of KPMG Corporate Finance.

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