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KPMG appoints 20-year veteran Jonathan White as head of UK construction practice

Advisory giant KPMG has named Jonathan White as its new head of UK infrastructure, building and construction practice. Having served in various leader...

Tom Wadlow
|Apr 30|magazine7 min read

Advisory giant KPMG has named Jonathan White as its new head of UK infrastructure, building and construction practice.

Having served in various leadership roles over the past 20-plus years, White has experience covering serval industries, including energy, transport, utilities and public sector.

KPMG’s construction advisory business is considerable, with White in charge of 500 employees. He is replacing Richard Threlfall, who was promoted to KPMG’s global head of infrastructure earlier in the year.

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White commented: “This is a fascinating time for our sector. The UK economy is in the midst of being reshaped by Brexit, creating both opportunities and challenges for businesses. Meanwhile, areas like devolution, the impact of technology on the future of our cities and tackling the nation’s housing crisis are the subject of intense national debate.

“My job is to ensure our industry leading team continues to provide clients with the insight and guidance to make sense of this new environment so they can invest in the infrastructure that underpins the UK economy.”

KPMG advises clients spanning FTSE 350-listed contractors to private construction firms and investors in the sector.

The company has advised on the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, notably Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant and HS2, the new high-speed rail link connecting London to the midlands and northern England.

The outgoing Threlfall added: “Jonathan’s track record in advising clients across the sector is outstanding and he is the ideal colleague to take our infrastructure, building and construction practice forward.

“He will ensure KPMG remains at the forefront of the UK infrastructure debate, informing national policy and helping our clients to build, maintain and operate world-class infrastructure in Britain.”