KPMG announces four new partners in Scotland


KPMG UK has promoted four associates to the rank of partner.

The accounting firm promoted Arleen Arnott, Paula Holland, Deborah May and Eddie Norrie to partners in the professional services firm on April 1, 2022.

Arleen Arnott becomes a partner in KPMG’s financial services team, covering the broad spectrum of banking, insurance, and wealth and asset management. Edinburgh-based Arnott joined KPMG in 2015, after 25 years at Standard Life.

Deborah May becomes a partner in KPMG’s tax team. May, based in Aberdeen, has worked both in professional practice and in-house for over 17 years, including six years in the energy sector as a tax manager in a global oil services organisation.

Paula Holland becomes a partner in KPMG’s private company audit team and is also based in Aberdeen.

Eddie Norrie and Arleen Arnott newly promoted partners

She works closely with family owned and private equity managed businesses across Scotland.

Eddie Norrie becomes a partner in KPMG’s tax team and is based in Edinburgh. Norrie leads a Scotland-wide team advising employers across different sectors on global mobility, structuring employee rewards and incentives, and UK employment taxes.

All four will work closely with KPMG UK’s senior partner in Scotland, James Kergon, to drive the company’s growth in Scotland.

On April 1, KPMG also announced the promotion of 26 other staff members, including ten new senior managers, 14 new directors and two new deputy directors to its Scottish offices.

James Kergon, said: “I am incredibly proud of our four new partners in Scotland, who further strengthen our senior presence in the market. We have invested in becoming the most dynamic, connected and trusted professional services company so that we can deliver to our clients across Scotland.

“That’s why we continue to develop and promote our existing colleagues, including our 26 newly promoted colleagues, as well as attract the best talent in the market. Congratulations to all of our newly promoted colleagues as they continue to develop their expertise and careers at KPMG.

In Scotland, KPMG UK employs 1,000 people in its offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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