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October 14, 2008

KPMG International appoints Harrison as deputy chair

John Harrison has been appointed to the newly-created role of deputy chairman of KPMG International. The appointment is effective immediately.

John Harrison
John Harrison, KPMG

Harrison is currently chair of KPMG’s Asia-Pacific region and co-chair of the KPMG China and Hong Kong firm. He will continue to hold both positions until March 2009, when his terms expire, and will be succeeded in both positions by Carlson Tong, who is currently his co-chair at KPMG China and Hong Kong. Harrison has been involved in all areas of the banking, finance and aviation industries for many years. KPMG said he has experience in financial statement audit, corporate governance and financial risk management as well as extensive knowledge of banking, finance and airline accounting issues.

KPMG International chairman Timothy Flynn said Harrison brings a wide scope of international experience to the new role.

“He will work closely with me in supporting the execution of my global responsibilities and in helping to drive the KPMG global agenda, including further integration of KPMG globally,” Flynn said.

Harrison joined KPMG UK in 1977, transferred to KPMG Hong Kong in 1983 and became a partner in 1987. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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