Chris Hearld

Head of Regions

KPMG in the UK

Chris is Head of Regions, responsible for a network of over 20 regional offices and KPMG’s work with privately owned businesses across the UK.

Chris joined KPMG in 1992 and previously spent time working in the Financial Services and Audit practices. He has been an Audit Partner for 15 years, responsible for the audits of businesses including Wm Morrison Supermarkets, Boots and Croda International.

Prior to his appointment as Head of Regions, Chris was Chair of our North Region and the firm’s leading spokesman on the Northern Powerhouse and regional economic development. He was also Senior Partner of our Leeds office, a member of the CBI Regional Council for Yorkshire and is CityUK Chair for Leeds.

Chris lives in York and is married with two children.

  • Audit
  • Honours degree in economics from the University of Durham

  • Fellow of the Institute of chartered accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

  • Audit

  • Advisory

  • Risk Consulting

  • Financial Services

  • Accounting Advisory Services