Luke Ellyard

Partner, Financial Services

KPMG Lower Gulf

Luke Ellyard is a financial services assurance partner in KPMG’s Dubai office. He joined KPMG in the UAE in 2008, having previously spent 9 years in KPMG London including a 3 year secondment to the Tokyo office. He specializes in the audits of local and international retail and corporate banks and investment management firms, including a leading global sovereign wealth fund, UAE exchanges, private equity houses and a significant number of entities registered with the Dubai International Finance Centre. Luke has also provided specialist control and understanding input to a number of local, regional and global financial institutions and advised on UAE buy-side due diligence exercises. In 2015, Luke was included as the only Big 4 firm member on the MENA FM Fund Services Power 30 list and key contributor to KPMG winning the MENA FM Best Audit Services Award for 4 years in a row (2012 – 2015). Outside of audit and advisory work, Luke has had roles as People Management Leader in London and Dubai, FS Business Development Director, Banking Training Leader, Peer review Quality Assurance work and has established and led the role out of the UAE Emerging Leader programme and Helping People Buy course.

  • Advisory
  • Audit
  • Investment Management
  • Private Equity
  • Private Equity Houses
  • BA Geography, University of Durham, UK

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales

  • MENA FM Fund Services Power 30 list

  • MENA FM Best Audit Services Award for 4