Jeremy Barton is General Counsel of KPMG UK, one of the largest member firms of KPMG’s global network providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Leading a team of 80 people, he is responsible for legal and corporate governance matters, and advises the Chairman and Board on practice protection, strategic M&A and legal and regulatory risks. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Graduating in law from Cambridge, Jeremy obtained his Law Society Finals in London after a break to compete for Great Britain as an international athlete. He now lives outside London with his wife and daughters, taking time to run and bike in the Surrey Hills.
Before joining KPMG Jeremy was:
- General Counsel: The Boston Consulting Group, leading a global team of lawyers in the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific, with heavy focus on governance and risk management;
- General Counsel: Ernst & Young Global, driving transformation of internal governance and legal structures;
- Deputy General Counsel: Andersen Worldwide and General Counsel – EMEIA, where he led a 50-strong team of lawyers in the dismantling of the Andersen organisation in 2002-3;
- Corporate lawyer: Norton Rose Fulbright in London and Paris.