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

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

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