Julian McPherson

National Partner in Charge, External Audit

KPMG Australia

As KPMG Australia’s National Partner in Charge of External Audit, Julian understands that our people and clients are the bedrock of our business. Julian's stategic priorities are focused around technology and innovation which are critical in shaping the future of audit, and audit quality, which underpins everything.

Julian has extensive experience in conducting audits of ASX and FTSE listed clients in both Australia and the UK.

In 1995, Julian began his KPMG career in the London office, before moving to Sydney in 1999. He became a partner in 2007, and was appointed Partner in Charge of Sydney Audit in 2018. In 2021, he became National Partner in Charge of External Audit.

Outside of KPMG, Julian enjoys ocean swimming, sailing and spending time with his family.

  • Assurance
  • Audit
  • Expanded audit reporting
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Statement Audit
  • Financial regulatory reform
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Change
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Reading, UK

  • KPMG “Chairman’s 25” Asia Pacific programme, INSEAD

  • KPMG Leadership Excellence Programme

  • ASIC Registered Company Auditor

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Former pro-bono auditor of the Gift of Life Foundation and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation