Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Team Builder Returns to Replace Headhunted Chief; Dealmakers in Association with Deloitte

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Team Builder Returns to Replace Headhunted Chief; Dealmakers in Association with Deloitte

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Byline: Peter McCusker

KPMG has a new head of corporate finance after the previous incumbent was headhunted by a client.

Rod Wilkinson, of Darlington, began his career with KPMG on Teesside 25 years ago and has returned to the region from Yorkshire. He established one of KPMG's first regional corporate finance teams in Newcastle in 1990 and led it until 2006.

His remit was expanded to include Yorkshire, where he has spent much of his time since then while retaining an overall leadership role in this region.

Previous corporate finance head Andrew Scaife has left the firm to become finance director at Burnopfield's Quantum Specials.

Mr Scaife led the team which advised on the pounds 32.5m management buyout of the drugs company from Phoenix Medical Group, a deal backed by private equity group LDC.

Mr Wilkinson said: "I'm really pleased to be refocusing on how I can help organisations in the North East to ensure their transactions really achieve their strategic objectives - all the more challenging and all the more crucial in tough times. …

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