The 2016 Top 25 Consultants: Kelly Watson


Kelly Watson KPMG Excellence in Leadership

One of Kelly Watson’s biggest strengths as a leader is her genuine desire to make her employees feel welcome and important. She’s articulated a forward-looking and compassionate vision for KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice, combining cross-functional teaming and quality growth with a cultural agenda, aiming to make the nearly 5,000 partners and professionals she leads feel “like family.”

In 2015, Watson became the National Service Group Leader of Risk Consulting, the largest practice in KPMG Advisory, with more than 4,800 partners and professionals under her leadership. Being named lead of this group, she says, is her second proudest accomplishment over the last year.

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