Northern Powerhouse partner and professional services firm KPMG has announced today that Warren Middleton has been appointed to lead the firm’s Manchester office.

Warren was previously head of the firm’s Consulting business across the UK regions, working with a number of clients on technology and digital transformation projects. He joined the firm in 1997 and became partner in 2006. He is also the current Chair of Runshaw College in Leyland, and a Trustee at The Clink Café Charity based in Canada House, Manchester.

Warren succeeds Nicola Quayle who, after two years in post, stepped down from the office senior partner role in December. Warren has been acting as interim office senior partner since then.

Christine Hewson, KPMG’s North Region Chair, said:
“As technology and digital transformation becomes an ever-pressing issue for our clients, and as Manchester continues to cement its reputation as a fast-growing centre for the international tech economy, Warren’s wealth of experience in this field will ensure that we continue to make great strides in building out our capabilities in this area.”

Warren Middleton said:
“It’s a real privilege to take on the role of senior partner in the city where my family and friends live and work, at a time when its reputation as a dynamic, open, entrepreneurial and innovative place in which to do business is well-known around the globe.

“We have an incredibly talented 1,200-strong team in Manchester, with clear ambitions to match, and I’m really excited to be able to work with our audit, tax and advisory teams to ensure we continue to deliver best-in-class services to our clients across the region.”