Seamus Hand re-elected as Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland

Irish News | Mon 6 Dec | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: Seamus Hand, Managing Partner, KPMG in Ireland

KPMG announced that Seamus Hand has been re-elected as Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland for a further 3-year term commencing in May 2022

KPMG announced that Seamus Hand has been re-elected as Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland for a further 3-year term commencing in May 2022.

The firm, which operates on an all-island basis, has been enjoying strong growth in 2021 and recently announced 350 new jobs reflecting high demand for existing and new services from Irish businesses. It reported a turnover of €434m in the last financial year while headcount has increased to 3800 people across 5 offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway. This growth and expansion comes as KPMG recently opened a new global innovation hub, called Platform X, in Dublin’s IFSC.

Speaking on his re-election, Seamus Hand said: “I’ve been honoured to lead KPMG in Ireland for the last 3 years and it’s a real privilege to be re-elected by my partners to lead our firm for the next 3 years, in what I believe will be a really exciting time for our firm.

I’ve been honoured to lead KPMG in Ireland for the last 3 years and it’s a real privilege to be re-elected by my partners to lead our firm for the next 3 years, in what I believe will be a really exciting time for our firm.

“Our success is based on the excellence and commitment of our 3,800 people, enabled through continued investment in technology and a relentless focus on quality. The expertise and quality of our team has enabled us to earn the confidence of exceptional clients and we are very grateful to be able to work with them shaping their business at a time of fundamental change and tremendous opportunity.”

A graduate of Dublin City University, Seamus Hand joined the firm in 1993, was elected partner in 2002 and has been the firm’s Managing Partner since May 2019.

KPMG is actively focused on measuring and being accountable for reducing its impact on society and in particular the environment, including a certified pledge to be net zero carbon by 2030. The firm recently announced plans to look for a new headquarters in Dublin, which will provide a state of the art, highly sustainable focal point for its people and clients.

Commenting on the ambition for a new headquarters, Seamus Hand said: “Our commitment to Dublin city centre and our reputation as an attractive employer of talented people is reaffirmed by this ambition. As a leader of an innovative, digitally enabled business I’m confident in the opportunities that will present in the Irish economy and I look forward to continuing working with our people in support of the ambitions of our clients – being their partner for what’s next.”