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James Mabbott

National Leader, KPMG Innovate

KPMG Australia

As Lead Partner for KPMG Innovate, James uses his strong leadership capability to work at CEO and Board levels on the strategy and marshalling of limited resources to drive profitable business growth with the aim of creating maximum value for key stakeholders. James played a key role with industry participants, government and industry associations to co-author the landmark piece of thought leadership into financial services technology startups: 'Unlocking the potential: The Fintech opportunity for Sydney' and has actively worked to establish Sydney’s first industry-led Fintech hub – Stone & Chalk.

James has also helped enterprise B2B startups scale and grow their businesses globally. He has co-designed a number of industry accelerator programs designed to build next generation products and services.

An active member of his community, James is creative and innovative with strong communication skills and is passionate about people and helping disadvantaged communities.

Areas of expertise

Customer Revenue Growth Financial Services Government and Public Sector Innovation Innovation culture and behaviors Innovation operating model design Innovation portfolio management Innovation strategy Innovation training Startup
James Mabbott

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science (1st Class Honours in Philosophy and Double Major in Psychology), Australian National University, Canberra


  • Regional Advisory Council, Sydney Business Chamber

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