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Heather Hicks

Partner, KPMG Enterprise

KPMG Australia

Heather joined the Australian firm in 2003 having commenced her professional services career in the UK. Previously based in Hobart, Heather built a strong profile in the business community and is known for her expertise in audit, risk and corporate governance. Clients who work with Heather value her ability to assist with complex problems, developing pragmatic and fit for purpose solutions.

In 2015, Heather was part of KPMG’s inaugural Bird Walton development program, the first of its kind focussed on elevating performance of female talent at KPMG through direct and deliberate mentoring. Less than two years later, in 2017, Heather was admitted to the KPMG partnership.

Heather is a well known and respected leader in the Hobart business community, working with a broad range of medium and large clients in both the government sector and the private sector.

In 2017 Heather took on KPMG Australia’s Co-Chair role for Pride@KPMG. In this role, she demonstrates passion and leaderhip to the network of LGBTI+ and ally members. Heather firmly believes that in order to succeed an organisation needs to promote, support and allow all people to bring their whole selves to work.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Audit Corporate Governance Enterprise Family Business Governance Governance, risk and compliance integrated assurance Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services Middle Market Risk Consulting Risk Management
Heather Hicks

Education and qualifications

  • Graduate, Australian Insitute of Company Directors

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Birmingham, UK)


  • ASIC accredited Registered Company Auditor

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales

  • Member of the Insititue of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand

  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia

Professional involvement

  • Volunteer and mentor through the Australian Business Community Network (ABCN)

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