Linda J Ellett

Head of Consumer, Leisure & Retail

KPMG in the UK

Linda believes in creating change through people.

As the Head of Consumer, Retail & Leisure, Linda is responsible for ensuring KPMG understands the most topical issues on our clients’ minds and has the right services, combining expertise and capability across the different specialist teams, to meet clients’ needs.  And as market lead for Sectors, she is responsible for helping clients leverage our insights and expertise from across all of our industry sectors.

Linda personally leads a number of our most prestigious clients which means it is her role to understand those clients’ strategies and requirements throughout their businesses, and bring KPMG’s expertise when requested, as well as proactively when she sees potential enterprise value to be achieved through growth / cost / risk opportunities.

Linda is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries; a voracious learner she took an additional A-level in Psychology during 2020 and subsequently the Actuarial Data Science Certification with the University of Southampton.

Linda co-founded KPMG UK’s C-Suite Leadership Programme which is a unique development experience for individuals who are close to executive board level for FTSE100/equivalent organizations, and has taken over 200 top business leaders from across multiple sectors and functional roles through this immersive experiential programme. The programme is about leadership capability in a fast changing disrupted world; as a result of her leadership of this programme Linda is able to help senior executives look ahead at the trends shaping the world, and bring cross-sector insights to her consumer and retail clients.

Linda is a Trustee of the Money Charity - the UK’s financial capability charity working across adults and young people, a keen runner and mother of boys.

  • Advisory
  • Consumer Products
  • Operating Effectiveness
  • People and Change
  • Retail
  • Tax
  • BSc Mathematics, Imperial College, London

  • Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries, UK

  • 2020: additional A level – Psychology; 2021: Certification in Actuarial Data Science

  • Secondment to the East London Business Alliance charity in 2011

  • Trustee of The Money Charity