KPMG RWC 2011 Official Tournament Supplier

(RUGBYWORLDCUP.COM) Tuesday 1 June 2010
KPMG RWC 2011 Official Tournament Supplier

Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced the appointment of KPMG as the Official Tournament Supplier of accounting and tax advisory services for Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.

One of the world's leading Accountancy Firms, KPMG will provide the full range of professional services for the tournament which kicks off on September 9, 2011 when hosts New Zealand face Tonga in Auckland.

The appointment of another globally renowned business as an Official Tournament Supplier underlines Rugby World Cup's stature as one of the world's premier sporting events.

Rugby World Cup Limited Managing Director Mike Miller said: "We are delighted to welcome KPMG as an Official Tournament Supplier for Rugby World Cup 2011. The delivery of accounting and tax advisory services is an important element of a tournament which is now firmly established as the world's third largest sporting event."

"KPMG has considerable experience and expertise across the global accountancy and tax spectrum and has excellent Rugby knowledge and we are looking forward to continuing our strong partnership with the firm over the next year and a half."

A firm with rich history in representing major corporates and multinationals, the announcement continues KPMG's close association with Rugby in New Zealand having worked closely with the New Zealand Rugby Union for over a decade and Rugby New Zealand (RNZ) 2011 Limited since its establishment in 2006.

KPMG Chief Executive Jan Dawson is excited at the partnership and believes that the tournament will bring significant economic benefits to New Zealand.

"We have a longstanding association with Rugby in New Zealand and are delighted to be backing Rugby World Cup 2011 with the provision of accounting and tax advisory services."

"Rugby World Cup 2011 is a unique opportunity to showcase New Zealand to the world and a catalyst for significant economic growth in the same way that we experienced with the America's Cup. Our selection as one of the team of Official Suppliers reflects our commitment to helping New Zealand optimise the return from this iconic event. We are strongly encouraging support from our clients, our staff and our alumni in New Zealand and overseas."

"If businesses plan well ahead, the economic and other benefits can be stretched well beyond what they will otherwise be."
"Right now we believe there are businesses throughout New Zealand standing on the side-lines wondering how they can get involved. Teams and tourists will be hosted by towns and cities throughout the country providing a spread of opportunities for all businesses to capitalise on the opportunity next year."

The announcement of KPMG as Official Tournament Supplier of accounting and tax advisory services follows the appointment of Emirates Airline, MasterCard, Heineken and ANZ as Rugby World Cup 2011 Worldwide Partners, Licensing in Motion and RTH as Master Licencees, Canterbury as Official Sportswear Supplier, Gilbert Rugby as the Official Ball and Russell McVeagh as Official Law Firm.