Wednesday 19 June 2019 11:38 pm

City Moves for 20 June – Who's switching jobs?

Today’s City Moves includes KPMG, PwC and Publicis Sapient


Kay Swinburne is due to join KPMG UK as vice chair of financial services from 1 July 2019. In her new role, Kay will chair KPMG’s risk and regulatory insight centre, which provides insights on risk and regulation. Kay will work closely with Karim Haji, the head of financial services, advising his leadership team and supporting board and C-suite level client relationships. Kay has represented Wales in the European Parliament for the last 10 years, during which time she served as vice-chair of the parliament’s influential economics and monetary affairs committee. She played a pivotal role in shaping EU and global financial services legislation, including setting up the EU supervisory bodies (ESAs, SSM, SRM), capital markets union (EMIR, MiFID II, Prospectus, CCP Recovery & Resolution), and the broader banking union files.


PwC, the professional services firm, has appointed Dame Fiona Kendrick to its Public Interest Body (PIB) with effect from 1 July 2019. Dame Fiona, a former chief executive and chairman of Nestle UK, joins Samantha Barrass, Sir Ian Gibson, Justin King, Lord O’Donnell and Paul Skinner as independent non-executives providing deep experience and oversight to the firm.

Publicis Sapient

Publicis Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, has announced the appointment of John Maeda as chief experience officer. In this role, John joins the Creative Executive Collective of Publicis Groupe. Maeda’s role as chief experience officer forges an engineering and design partnership at the highest level, pairing it with the EVP of Engineering. Along with spearheading design globally John will spend time on people, bringing his commitment to inclusion and talent development to the table – vital components to unlocking real value for clients. John joins Publicis Sapient from Automattic, where he served as the global head of computational design and inclusion. John serves on the board of Sonos, the Smithsonian Design Museum and Weiden + Kennedy, and is the author of five books including the bestselling Laws of Simplicity. Prior to Automattic, Maeda held the roles of design partner at Kleiner Perkins and design advisory board chair of Ebay. Before that, he was a tenured research professor at the MIT Media Laboratory and 16th president of the Rhode Island School of Design.