KPMG appoints David Ellis lead of UK reward practice

KPMG has appointed David Ellis partner to lead its UK reward practice.

With more than 15 years’ experience in reward, employment tax and expatriate tax, Ellis was formerly head of human capital at BDO. He also spent eight years at Ernst and Young, and qualified as a solicitor at law firm Richards Butler.

Mike Linter, head of people services tax, said: “We have huge ambitions for our reward practice, and indeed for our people services tax practice, and I fully expect that Ellis will play a pivotal role in our pursuit of them.”

Ellis added: “KPMG has clearly committed to growing its reward practice and I am very excited about the opportunity to spearhead this initiative.

“The macro-economic, tax and regulatory environment is creating huge demand for advice on effective, long-term, remuneration strategies.

“The trend away from cash bonuses towards long-term equity reward, the differential between income tax and capital gains tax rates, and the scrutiny over executive compensation packages present major challenges for organisations in designing pay packages.”

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