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News brief, appointments: KPMG and Deloitte

KPMG has announced the appointment of James Liddy as chairman for its financial services practice. Liddy will also be the line of business leader for financial services for KPMG USA.

Liddy takes over Jeremy Anderson, who has led the practice since 2010.

Liddy has served as the KPMG Americas leader for global financial services as well as a member of the global financial services leadership team. He was the KPMG vice chair for audit between 2010 and 2015 and a member to the USA firm’s management committee. Before 2010, Liddy served as head of financial services for KPMG USA.

Deloitte has announced the appointment of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) former group strategy director Richard Kibble as partner in the UK financial services team where his expertise will focus on banking strategy and transformation.

Specialised in digital strategy, innovation and regulation, Kibble is expected to support Deloitte’s banking clients in a number of digital transformation projects.

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