People Moves: KPMG International appoints John McCalla-Leacy as Head of Global ESG
Press Release - KPMG International announced the appointment of John McCalla-Leacy as Head of Global Environment, Social & Governance (ESG). A former UK Board member, he has held a number of global leadership positions in KPMG over the last 21 years, including Head of ESG in the UK firm, which he will continue to oversee as part of his new, expanded role.
As Head of ESG for KPMG in the UK John placed environmental, social and governance issues at the heart of the UK firm's purpose and growth strategy, leading the delivery of ESG solutions, products and services to clients, and providing leadership to over 300 ESG specialists across the UK firm. A strong advocate for inclusion, diversity and social equality, he has supported a number of initiatives, including the launch of KPMG in the UK's Our Impact Plan, and the publication of KPMG in the UK's first ever black heritage pay gap report.
In his new global role, effective from 1 October 2022, John will work to ensure KPMG continues to deliver on its US$1.5 billion investment commitment, announced in 2021 and accelerate global client solutions for ESG opportunities and challenges.