Lisa Fernihough

Head of Advisory

KPMG in the UK

Lisa is the Head of Advisory for the UK firm which brings together our Consulting and Deals capabilities. Prior to this, Lisa was the Chief People Officer, Global Head of Financial Services Advisory and Head of FS Consulting UK.

Lisa started at KPMG in 1988 and has lived and worked in the U.S., Switzerland and the U.K. She was an audit partner working with global insurance companies and then moved in banking consulting over 20 years ago. She has worked extensively with companies in delivering large, complex finance and regulatory transformation projects and is the lead partner for one of our priority accounts.

In 2019 she led KPMG’s Financial Services Consulting practice which had unprecedented growth during that time. Alongside that she was recognised in 2021 by the Women in Banking and Finance achievement awards as a role model and recently won the 2023 MCA Lifetime Achievement Award.

During an 8 year break from KPMG post the sale of consulting, Lisa founded and ran a training company working across many countries delivering technical training to all levels of an organisation.

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Systems Analysis, Taylor University, Indiana, U.S.

  • Women in Banking and Finance achievement awards as a role model (2021)

  • HERoes award nomination (2023)

  • MCA Lifetime Achievement Award (2023)

  • Business leadership

  • Transformation and culture change

  • Learning

  • Financial services

  • Finance and accounting