New senior appointment at KPMG to head up consultancy practice across the South

Maria Samra

Maria Samra

Maria Samra joins KPMG this month as a Managing Director to head up the firm’s consultancy practice across the South.

Maria will manage a growing team of management and risk consultants with expertise in technology-enabled business transformation, financial services, forensics and cyber security, programme management and assurance.

She has held roles at board and senior executive level in private, public, not-for-profit and third sectors both locally and internationally. Maria’s recent positions include Director of Digital Transformation at Barclays, and formerly Interim CIO for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

Together with her husband, she also ran a transformation consultancy business. Over the past four years, she has volunteered as a non-executive director and most recently was Chair of Tŷ Hafan, the children’s hospice in Wales.

On her appointment, Maria says: “It’s fantastic to be a part of the growing consultancy arm of KPMG. There are a lot of opportunities where we can add value to businesses in the region, particularly on very current and board agenda items such as digital strategy, technology-enabled transformation, and cyber security.”

Andrew Hodgson, senior partner for KPMG in Bristol, says: “We’re delighted to have Maria on board. She will complement our existing senior management team, and work with us in providing real value added services to our local client base here on the South Coast. Her depth of experience and knowledge across the sectors will be a huge asset to the consultancy team and for our local businesses.”