Promotion for KPMG partner after 22 years at organisation
● 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.