Ashley Clarke has over 20 years of experience in the Big 4 and has lived and worked in the UK, the Caribbean, Russia and Kazakhstan. For the last 3 years he has been the partner responsible for managing KPMG’s audit practice in Central Asia. He has served as Head of Audit since October 2012, and was appointed KPMG Chief Operating Officer in Central Asia on 1 January 2016. His main industry focus is Financial Services, where KPMG has worked in an audit or advisory capacity with 8 out of 10 of the largest commercial banks in Kazakhstan. He has been engaged on numerous audits, due diligence, listing and other advisory projects for global clients in many different jurisdictions.