Shaun Kelly is vice chair – operations for KPMG LLP, responsible for the execution of the firm’s financial plan. In October 2010 he was appointed chief operating officer, Americas. In this position, he works with the leaders of the KPMG International member firms to align their respective strategies, structure and plans.
A native of Belfast, Shaun joined KPMG International’s Irish member firm in Dublin in 1980 and transferred to the U.S. San Francisco office in 1984. He was admitted to the U.S. partnership in 1999.
He earned a bachelor of commerce, first class honors from University College, Dublin and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a certified public accountant. He is treasurer and a member of the board of Enactus, a member of the UCD Smurfit School North American Board and a member of the board of the Irish Arts Center in New York. Shaun also co-chairs KPMG’s Disabilities Network, and is a member of KPMG’s Diversity Advisory Board.
Shaun lives in Connecticut with his wife, Mary, who is from Donegal, and their four children.