KPMG has announced the appointment of Vishal Chopra as partner and its new head of tax in Scotland.
He joins KPMG from Grant Thornton, where he held the equivalent role.
Mr Chopra, a corporate tax specialist, will lead a team of 90 tax professionals operating across the firm’s offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Commenting on his appointment, Vishal said: “I’m delighted to join KPMG’s market leading tax team, continuing to support Scotland’s business community managing some of the most challenging times ever seen.
“The resilience and agility demonstrated by businesses across all sectors gives an indication as to how we will come through the uncertainties posed by Brexit, the Coronavirus, and the pace of geopolitical change.
“This provides some cause for optimism as we move away from what was a very difficult 2020 and into a more hopeful 2021.”
Mr Chopra succeeds Alan Turner, who has led the Scottish tax practice for the last three years, and has been promoted to lead the firm’s corporates tax & legal services practice across the UK.
Catherine Burnet, KPMG’s regional chair in Scotland, said: “Vishal brings considerable experience and understanding of the issues facing Scottish businesses and his appointment reinforces our commitment to supporting those businesses and the broader Scottish economy.
“Congratulations also go to Alan for his appointment to lead our UK Corporates Tax & Legal practice. This is testament to the development of our talent in Scotland and to Alan’s experience and skills.”