The Scotsman

Promotion for KPMG partner after 22 years at organisati­on

- Jameskergo­n Stuart Easton Mark Sabey

● Profession­al services firm KPMG has appointed James Kergon as its senior partner to lead the firm’s Glasgow offices.

In addition to overseeing KPMG’S largest Scottish base, Kergon will continue in his role as head of deals in Scotland. He joined the firm as a graduate in 1998 and became a partner in 2016. He succeeds Phil Charles and will play a key role in driving the growth and success of KPMG in Scotland. Kergon said: “It’s a real privilege to take on the role of senior partner in the city where I joined the firm 22 years ago, and particular­ly in our 150th year of supporting businesses in the UK… I’m already getting to work on delivering our strategy and continuing KPMG’S Scottish success story.”

● Progeny, which spans independen­t financial planning, asset-management, tax, HR and private and corporate legal services, has hired solicitor Stuart Easton.

Having run his own specialist law practice for many years, he is an expert in wills, powers of attorney, trusts, executries and estate planning, and will help extend Progeny’s offering in these areas in Scotland. While based in Glasgow, he will also closely with Progeny’s financial planning and wealth management team in Edinburgh. He said: “I’m looking forward to helping to build Progeny’s unique propositio­n in Scotland.”

● Law firm Gilson Gray has unveiled the appointmen­t of a commercial property expert.

Mark Sabey joins as legal director in the firm’s Glasgow real estate division, taking the team up to ten. His new role will see him assisting in developing and growing the firm’s client base in property developmen­t and management, investment and renewables.

● Brewin Dolphin has added to its growing Glasgow financial planning team with the appointmen­t of Daniel Hough.

He joins the wealth manager as a financial planner from Mattioli Woods and has particular expertise in advising on preand at-retirement options, tax-efficient savings and inheritanc­e tax planning. He said: “I look forward to working with our clients to help them to achieve their financial goals in increasing­ly uncertain times.”

● AGS Airports has confirmed the appointmen­t of Roger Hunt as interim MD of Aberdeen Internatio­nal Airport.

He will continue in his current role of chief HR and developmen­t director for AGS, and succeeds Steve Szalay. He has held senior roles at Royal Bank of Scotland and the Scottish Prison Service.

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