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A veteran of KPMG for 26 years, Dermot Callinan has just been recruited by Saffery Champness as a partner in its Harrogate office. Highlights from his quarter century at the global giant KPMG have been recruiting and promoting the group of partners that now form the bulk of its private client team. Does he feel any regret at leaving KPMG behind? ‘It’s very mature now and it’s ready,’ he says. ‘Now is the optimum time for me to hand over the reins.’ Of the move to Saffery, Callinan says: ‘I was delighted to have such influence over the private client practice, but that’s less than one per cent of the firm at KPMG. At Saffery’s, private client work is a much more significant part of the organisation.’

Dermot Callinan