John is one of KPMG’s most senior and experienced global audit partners. He has a doctorate in chemistry and has been working with KPMG’s multinational clients for nearly 20 years. He is currently the global lead audit partner for Roche (since 2004) and Alliance Boots (since 2006). He has previously worked with Pfizer, Siemens, and Astra Zeneca. John’s career has also encompassed significant advisory experience, in transactions, M&A and performance consulting in finance and IT. He has extensive international experience, having led many global initiatives within KPMG and for his clients. He has also lived and worked in the UK, US, Germany Switzerland during his career. John is perfectly placed to connect across KPMG globally. He chairs KPMG’s consumer markets business, which is responsible for driving the development of its relationships with the largest and most iconic consumer brands globally. John received his PHD in Chemistry at Durham University and his ACA at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.