James Stewart

Vice Chair, KPMG UK

James sits on the Board of the UK firm and is one of four Vice Chairs. James provides overall leadership for the firm’s engagement with Brexit, and Britain’s Industrial Strategy, productivity and trade issues. He also provides particular support for the Infrastructure, Energy, Government and Health businesses.

Prior to his Vice Chair role, James was Chairman of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure practice. During six years in this role James visited over 60 countries advising both Governments, Cities and private sector companies.

James is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the UNECE PPP Centre of Excellence and a Board Member of Infrastructure Exports:UK. He regularly speaks around the world at high profile infrastructure/investment conferences.

Prior to joining KPMG in 2011 James spent eleven years as the CEO of Infrastructure UK and its predecessor, Partnerships UK. During this time James was responsible for the publication of the UK’s first National Infrastructure plan and was involved in most of the significant UK infrastructure projects.

Before that James spent fourteen years in the banking sector working at both Hambros and Societe Generale.