KPMG Caricom announces new Senior Partner

Raymond Campbell elected to succeed R. Tarun Handa

April 30, 2024 - KPMG Caricom announces that, effective 1 October 2024, Raymond Campbell will succeed R. Tarun Handa as Country Leader of KPMG Caricom, which includes offices in Jamaica, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Raymond returned to the firm in 2006 as a partner, following a notable career in banking and corporate finance, both in Jamaica and across the Americas. At KPMG, he has led or supported several significant deals and has several internal accreditations as a specialist.  To his new role, therefore, Raymond brings over 36 years’ experience, including leadership roles in the securities, banking, financial, and professional services sectors. He currently serves as Head of Advisory for the Caricom region, where he leads a team driving growth across enterprise risk and business transformation, deal advisory, and technology and cyber security services. 

I am honoured to have been elected by my fellow partners as the new Country Leader of KPMG Caricom. I look forward to leveraging the collective strength of the firm to enhance our clients’ experience and continue to the deliver the highest quality service across audit, tax and advisory. Raymond said.

Tarun Handa will retire on 30 September 2024, after over 37 years with KPMG, the last 16 as the Managing Partner for KPMG in Jamaica and later as the Senior Partner for KPMG Caricom - following the integration of the firms across the region in 2021. In Jamaica, as an audit partner, Tarun led several significant listed and public sector engagements and pioneered knowledge process outsourcing in professional services with the launch of KPMG Jamaica Extended Support Services (KJESS) in 2016 and KPMG Islands Group Audit Team Extension (KATE) in 2015, which will collectively surpass 850 professionals supporting other KPMG member firms outside the Caricom region by September 2024.

Raymond was a clear choice for our partners and has demonstrated his passion for growing KPMG’s brand and capabilities in the sectors that are most important to our region. I have worked closely with Raymond over the years - he has been an instrumental part of the Caricom leadership team, helping to embed integrated practices across the region. I trust that he will continue to lead with dynamism and to personify our KPMG values, which have made a difference to our people, clients, and communities.

Raymond Campbell

Country Leader (Elect)

KPMG in Caricom

Bio of Raymond Campbell

Raymond has over 36 years’ experience in the gaming, financial, utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and professional services sectors and has held managerial positions in the securities, banking and professional services sectors for the last 30 years.

His professional skills are in the areas of business valuation, intangible asset valuation, impairment testing, financial due diligence, financial modeling, strategic planning, and business analysis.

Raymond is a Partner within KPMG Caricom and currently leads the Advisory practice for the firm.

About KPMG Caricom is a multi-jurisdictional KPMG organisation, providing audit, tax, advisory services and out-sourcing services, with more than 1,200 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Eastern Caribbean.

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For additional information, kindly contact:

Janiel Salmon

Manager, Markets Support Operations

KPMG Caricom

6 Duke Street

Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.

Tel +1 876 922 0401 EXT 2139

Mobile + 1 876 220 1705