Darren Ball

Partner, Enterprise SA Geographic Lead

KPMG Australia

Darren specialises in providing external audit and advisory services to customer-owned financial services clients. He also has extensive experience in auditing member-based incorporated associations.

Darren is the Adelaide office's geographical lead partner for KPMG’s Enterprise division. As one of Adelaide’s most senior audit partners, he has more than 27 years’ experience in providing commercially-focused services working with a broad range of clients.

Darren began his career in KPMG's Adelaide office and worked in Manchester for 18 months. He leads KPMG’s South Australian Financial Services team and is the Adelaide office representative on KPMG’s banking, wealth management and insurance sector team.

He is respected by his clients and is focused on going ‘beyond the technical’ to bring commercially-focused service. His passion for understanding his client’s strategy means he quickly becomes a valued strategic partner.

Areas of expertise
Accounting Debt management Enterprise Financial Management Insurance Middle Market Small Enterprises Strategy Transactions Wealth Asset Management
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Adelaide

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

  • Fellow, Governors’ Leadership Foundation

Professional involvment
  • Immediate past Chair, Australian Superannuation Fund Association SA State Executive Committee

  • Past Vice President of SA Chinese Chamber of Commerce Inc

  • Past Chair, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia SA/NT Regional Council

  • Past Chair, University of South Australia’s Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability Board (CAGS)