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Professor Empson joins KPMG Public Interest Committee

Cass academic one of four independent non-executives

Professor Laura Empson has been invited to join KPMG's public interest committee, as one of four independent non-executives.

KPMG is a leading global network of professional services firms providing audit, tax and advisory services.

Professor Empson is the Director of the Centre for Professional Service Firms at Cass.

The Public Interest Committee is responsible for overseeing the public interest aspects of the decision making for KPMG in the UK.

Acting in the public interest in this context involves having regard to the legitimate interests of clients, government, financial institutions, employers, employees, investors, the business and financial community and others who rely upon the objectivity and integrity of the accounting profession.

The other independent non-executives on the committee are Chairman Sir Steve Robson, David Pitt-Watson and Philip Augar.

Professor Empson has spent the past two decades dedicated to researching professionals and professional service firms.

In this capacity, she acts as an advisor to many of the world's leading professional service firms in the areas such as: accounting, law, investment banking, actuarial and management consulting.

She is currently a Member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, and the Journal of Professional Organizations.

She is also a Member of the Economic and Social Research Council's Peer Review College and an External Examiner for the London Business School Masters Programmes.

Before becoming an academic, Professor Empson worked as an investment banker and strategy consultant.

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