Mr Cates retired from KPMG in 2021 following a distinguished career at this Big 4 professional services firm. Tony was a Vice Chair and Board Member of KPMG LLP including Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Risk Committee. Tony was also Chair of the Audit Board – overseeing the ring-fenced audit business of KPMG LLP. Tony has also held positions as Chair of the KPMG Foundation and the KPMG Alumni Programme. Tony’s executive career at KPMG included being Head of the International Markets & Government business, Head of KPMG Audit, Chief Operating Officer of KPMG LLP and lead audit partner for several FTSE100 clients.
Tony is a Board member of Create (Arts), a charity using art to help disadvantaged people gain life skills, and a Board member of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant Company, responsible for the pageant to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.