Bob Garrett Elected Chair of BritishAmerican Business Board of Directors
3 November 2020
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London/New York – At the BritishAmerican Business (BAB) Annual General Meeting held on Oct 22nd, Bob Garrett, New York area managing partner for KPMG US, was elected chair of the Board of Directors of BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic trade organization. Bob has served on the board of BAB since 2003 and has acted as Vice-Chair since 2016. He succeeds Dame Vivian Hunt, managing partner of McKinsey, UK and Ireland who has chaired BAB since 2018 and who will now join the Advisory Board.
Commenting on his election, Garrett said, “I am honored to be elected chair of such an influential and important organization at this crucial time. The economic corridor that joins the U.S. and UK will be leaders in the economic recovery that will follow once we emerge from this global health crisis. It is a privilege to succeed Dame Vivian Hunt in this role, the latest in a distinguished line of former chairs of this great association.”
Duncan Edwards, CEO of BAB added, “Bob and KPMG and are amongst the most active supporters of BAB and I am delighted that he has been elected Chair. I am looking forward to working with Bob as we continue to provide a first class convening and policy product to our members.”
About Bob Garrett:
Bob Garrett is managing partner for KPMG LLP’s New York metropolitan area, responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s strategic direction in its largest market. He oversees delivering high-quality client service, and driving KPMG’s culture of high performance, ethics and integrity, innovation, and diversity. He serves as account executive for many of KPMG’s largest clients.
A 2009 David Rockefeller Fellow, he is active in British American Business, Lincoln Center Corporate Fund board, the Cardinal’s Committee for Charity, the Ireland Funds, the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance, the Oswego College Foundation, the Accountant’s Coalition (New York chair), and the Association for a Better New York.
Bob earned an M.B.A. degree from Columbia University and a B.S. degree from State University of New York at Oswego.