James Osborn appointed Chief Digital Officer at KPMG UK

James Osborn has been announced as Chief Digital Officer at KPMG UK. He has taken over from Lisa Heneghan who moved to the role of Global Chief Digital Officer at KPMG International.

In his role as Chief Digital Officer, James is accountable for the design, build and delivery of the firm’s digital strategy including ways of working for the firm’s 17,000 people as well as the services offered to clients.

James brings over 20 years of experience with major financial services transformations, specialising in enterprise scale change programmes and technology. He has led transformations across the banking and insurance sectors in the UK, USA, Middle East and Australia.

Chris Hearld, Chief Operating and Financial Officer at KPMG UK, said: “James has a huge depth of experience, especially in transformation leadership and digital programmes, having worked on many large projects for clients over the years. He is well placed to take forward our firm’s digital strategy here in the UK.”

James Osborn, Chief Digital Officer at KPMG UK, said: “Technology is key to delivering our business strategy, and we are using it to secure, grow and innovate. Through the power of technology and our people we will continue to transform how we work and how we serve our clients as a leading multidisciplinary firm. I am looking forward to working with Lisa in her global role and thrilled to take on this position and help steward the UK firm’s digital future.”


For media enquiries, please contact:   

Heather Gilchrist – Media Relations Manager, KPMG UK
T: +44 (0) 161 246 4060
E: heather.gilchrist@kpmg.co.uk

KPMG UK Media Relations Team:
: +44 (0) 207 694 8773

Notes to Editors:   


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 20 offices across the UK with approximately 17,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.72 billion in the year ended 30 September 2022.  

KPMG is a global organisation of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Legal, Tax and Advisory services. It operates in 143 countries and territories with more than 265,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients. 

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