Mark Winlow to build KPMG's performance business in Europe

Professional services firm KPMG has appointed Mark Winlow as partner with responsibility for driving the expansion of KPMG’s Performance business in general insurance on a pan-European basis.

KPMG’s Performance business provides consultancy services to clients, including those related to financial management, business effectiveness, and people and change.

Winlow will be based in London reporting to Drew Fellowes, European Head of Financial Services Performance for KPMG Europe.

Winlow has over 25 years of experience in financial services in Europe, the US, and South Africa. He has been a partner at Ernst & Young and has held senior appointments at Price Waterhouse, AT Kearney and LECG, from where he joins KPMG.

He has first-hand executive credentials from his time at Zurich Financial Services where he was managing director of Zurich’s UK Personal lines division with profit and loss responsibility for £900m of premium income and 2,350 staff. In addition, Winlow has also held non-executive positions at insurance broker Endsleigh and claims service company ETWB.

Fellowes said: “Mark’s experience in strategic, operational and infrastructure consulting and his profile within the general insurance industry is a great asset to our team and our general insurance clients. We are excited to welcome him to KPMG and feel he will be invaluable in helping us fulfil our commitment to building our Performance Business across the Financial Services sector.”

Winlow said: “General insurers are facing unprecedented global and national challenges, but they should not dismiss the potential opportunities these challenges present. Our general insurance clients are operating in a fast-changing environment with increasing regulatory scrutiny and taxing economics. They now, maybe more than ever, need advisors who can help them adapt and evolve rapidly in order to survive today and thrive tomorrow. I am convinced KPMG has the expertise and people to address these issues and I am excited to be able to help build on KPMG’s already strong reputation in the sector.”