Jeremy Barton

Jeremy Barton is General Counsel of KPMG UK, one of the largest member firms of KPMG’s global network providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Leading a team of 50 people, he is responsible for legal and corporate governance matters and advises the Chairman and Board on practice protection, strategic M&A and legal and regulatory risks. He is a member of the Executive Committee.  Before joining KPMG Jeremy was:

  • General Counsel: The Boston Consulting Group, leading a global team of lawyers in the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific, with a heavy focus on governance and risk management;
  • General Counsel: Ernst & Young Global, driving transformation of internal governance and legal structures;
  • Deputy General Counsel: Andersen Worldwide and General Counsel – EMEIA, where he led a 50-strong team of lawyers in the dismantling of the Andersen organisation in 2002-3;
  • Corporate lawyer: Norton Rose Fulbright in London and Paris.

Graduating in law from Cambridge, Jeremy obtained his Law Society Finals in London after a break to compete for Great Britain as an international athlete.  He now lives outside London with his wife and daughters, taking time to run and bike in the Surrey Hills.