The appointment was approved by the CBI national council today and Jones will take up the post on 1 January. Jones joined KPMG in 1998 and has advised public companies across the UK.
He has also worked on the development of the firm's global markets. He said: 'I intend to use my five year term to build on the many successes of Adair Turner and, with the economy in good shape, will spend my early months examining key policy areas of growing concern to business, not only transport, regional development, planning and training, but also European issues.'
KPMG senior partner Mike Rake said the appointment was a great honour for the firm. 'We are pleased that one of our senior partners has been selected for such an important role and I know that he will continue the outstanding tradition of leadership that has been set by his predecessor,' Rake said.
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