Timothy Copnell

Associate Partner

KPMG in the UK

Timothy is the founding Chairman of KPMG's UK Audit Committee Institute and has been specialising in corporate governance since 1993. Timothy is responsible for overseeing a programme of over 30 audit committee development seminars per annum and for developing updates, tools and guidance to assist directors in fulfilling their duties. He has extensive experience of facilitating board effectiveness reviews and in advising on corporate governance matters including compliance with Codes and regulation. Timothy plays a major role in shaping UK corporate governance developments and chaired the European Confederation of Directors' Associations’ (ecoDa’s) working party on audit committees. He speaks on corporate governance matters in Europe, Asia and the US and is the Author of the Audit Committee Guide (ICSA 2010) and The AGM and Shareholder Questions (ICSA 2007). He is also a past winner of the British Accountancy ‘Accountant of the Year’ award for his work with audit committees.

  • Audit
  • BSC (Hons) Physics - Sheffield University

  • Member of the CBI Companies Committee and the ICAEW Corporate Governance Committee