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Michael Hiller

Michael Hiller

Queensland Chairman

KPMG Australia

One of the best pieces of advice Michael received was from his father. “He came up with this crazy idea that I could do a psychology degree as well as a commerce degree.” Michael was also KPMG’s National Industry Leader for Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare until March 2018. In this role, he assisted organisations to improve their performance by focusing on their people, processes, technology, and corporate structures. Michael’s grounding in psychology plays a key role in all of his work. Among other things, it leads him to query why something is happening, rather than simply to accept it the way it is. “It gives you the skills to look at things in a different way, I tend to find you look for the broader meaning.”

Having worked across government for the past 20 years, Michael views long-term relationships as essential to his job. “Building relationships is critical if you are to get the permission to do things, if you are to get people to understand you and trust you.”

Michael, a father of three boys, watches sport to relax – whether that’s football or motor racing. “I go to as much live sport as I can.”

Areas of expertise
Government and Public Sector Healthcare Infrastructure Operating Effectiveness Process improvements Public Policy and Regulatory Change
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce, 1985, University of Queensland

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, 1991, University of Queensland

  • Professional of the Year – Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1989

  • Registered Psychologist

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