KPMG appoints UK head of transport

KPMG has appointed Ed Thomas as the firm’s UK head of transport, with immediate effect.

Ed Thomas joined KPMG as a graduate in 1995 and was promoted to Partner in 2013. He has been central to KPMG’s transport advisory business since he joined. Specialising in rail, he has led both policy reviews for government and bidding engagements for the private sector in the UK. With a wide international grasp of the sector, Ed has also led rail projects in North America and Southeast Asia. Beyond rail, he advises public sector transport authorities on the funding of new infrastructure.

In his new role, Ed has been tasked to lead the transport practice to become the number one transport advisor in transformation, capital delivery and technological change.

Ed replaces James Stamp who moved to National Express plc as commercial director.

UK head of government and infrastructure, Kru Desai said, ‘Ed has outstanding credentials and leadership qualities to lead our transport practice. I know that he will lead the practice with drive and enthusiasm, building on the success we have achieved in recent years.’

Ed added, ‘I am very proud to have been appointed as the new head of transport and I am excited to get started.’