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Christiane Brendel

Christiane Brendel

Partner, Industry Leader – Mining

KPMG Australia

Christiane is a Partner within KPMG Australia's Engineering & Asset Management team based in Adelaide. She is a versatile, adaptable senior executive with more than 25 years' professional and leadership experience predominantly in the mining, resources and utilities industries as well as financial services sectors.

Christiane supports the growth of our Management Consulting division, focusing on the energy and natural resources industries and enhancing our clients’ capital projects delivery through her extensive experience. She has a wealth of knowledge in strategising and the delivery of major projects. In prior roles, Christiane was successful in gaining CEO and board approval for many multi-million-dollar projects as well as being involved in their delivery.

She is a passionate and skilled facilitator for boards and senior decision makers, and has extensive experience working with all organisational levels within Australia as well as the Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe, the UK, the US, South America, and India.

Christiane uses her unique capability of strategic, technical and authentic leadership to improve competitive positioning, prepare business cases, undertake feasibility studies and improve efficiencies. She is able to develop strategy and operationalise it, and makes the complex appear easy. As an experienced strategic thinker, Christiane can 'paint' a pathway to value creation.

Christiane holds International Business and Engineering qualifications and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Areas of expertise
Energy and Natural Resources Financial Services Management Consulting Mining Operational efficiency, strategy Power and Utilities Strategy
Education and qualifications
  • BA (Hons) in International Business Administration, Middlesex University, UK 1996

  • BA (Hons) in Economics, University Reutlingen, Germany 1994

  • Graduate Diploma of Mechanical Engineering, 2011

  • AICD Graduate, 2018