UK-based Jane McCormick will now assume the global role, replacing Greg Wiebe, who led KPMG’s global tax practice for four years.
Praised by KPMG International chairman John Veihmeyer as a “highly effective leader on the global stage”, Ms McCormick has previously held senior leadership roles as head of tax and pensions in the UK member firm, as well as head of tax for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
With a career spanning over 25 years as a tax professional, Ms McCormick also proved influential in the establishment of the UK-based ‘responsible tax for the common good’ initiative, a KPMG-led project designed to explore the meaning and purpose of responsible tax within a modern society.
“Jane has worked with some of the world’s leading companies, and has led the tax practice in one of our largest member firms, as well as our largest region,” said Mr Veihmeyer.
“Equally important, she understands the challenges facing multinational companies today and is well positioned to work with KPMG’s tax professionals around the world as they help clients navigate the changing landscape.”
Speaking on her new role, Ms McCormick spoke of her excitement to work on a global scale and tackle the issues of a rapidly evolving space.
“The tax environment is changing rapidly. Increased transparency across borders, additional reporting and compliance requirements and multi-jurisdictional legislative changes such as EU audit reform are impacting clients like never before.”