Blair Nimmo has been named as Global Head of Insolvency at KPMG. Nimmo has more than 30 years’ experience of corporate restructuring, including advisory and formal insolvency.

Nimmo succeeds Richard Heis, who retired from the firm earlier in the year. Nimmo joined KPMG in 1991, after training with Cooper and Lybrand’s restructuring practice. In March last year he was appointed head of KPMG’s restructuring practice in the UK, a role which he will continue to hold alongside his new global post.

Leif Zierz, global head of deal advisory at KPMG, said: “Our UK restructuring practice is market-leading and, despite relatively benign economic conditions, continues to secure some of the most high-profile projects both in the UK and internationally, such as the administration of Monarch Airlines Limited.

“In assuming this global role, Blair brings with him deep insolvency experience, having also recently worked on complex engagements including First Oil Expro, Tullis Russell and Scottish Coal. I know that our member firms around the world will benefit from Blair’s sharp market focus and unrivalled expertise.”