William Thomas has been appointed as the global chairman of KPMG, effective 1 October 2017, for a four year term, and taking over from John Veihmeyer.

Thomas has worked at KPMG for nearly 28 years and he has served as chairman of KPMG’s Americas region since 2014, he has also been a member of the Global Board since 2009. Thomas was the CEO and Senior Partner of KPMG in Canada from 2009 to 2016, leading the firm in achieving strong growth in the market, and he has also served as an audit partner for prominent clients in a variety of industries.