KPMG names new northern property and construction head

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KPMG has named David Morritt as its new head of property and construction for the North.

The appointment sees Leeds-based partner Mr Morritt take over from Chris Fry who, after six years in the position, will focus on his work as office senior partner in Liverpool.

Mr Morritt will oversee KPMG’s relationships with northern housebuilders, property developers and investors, infrastructure and property funds.

Directors Lindsey O’Brien and Philippa Sanderson will support him in the North West and Yorkshire/North East regions, respectively.

Mr Morritt joined KPMG in 1989 and has been an assurance partner for over 12 years.

Jonathan Hurst, n orthern regional chairman at KPMG, said: “I’d like to thank Chris for the outstanding leadership that he has shown over the past six years in helping KPMG to forge an impressive network of relationships with businesses from across the property and construction landscape. The sector continues to be strategically important for the firm and I have no doubt that the man to take our proposition forward as the recovery in the property market takes hold.”

Mr Morritt added: “The continued increase of activity in the property and construction industry over the last year is extremely promising for northern businesses that operate in or closely with the sector.

“I look forward to supporting and guiding our clients from across the industry to ensure that they can fully capitalise on the opportunities that a reviving market presents.”