Damian Templeton

Damian Templeton

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

KPMG Australia

When you learn that Damian spent time growing up on a farm, his renown for rolling up his sleeves and drilling down to the real issues makes perfect sense. Combining his restructuring background with his current roles as COO and CFO of KPMG Australia ensure Damian’s approach is practical and commercial. He is inspired by the difficult.

A big believer in team effort, he views KPMG’s breadth of capability and expertise as the fuel driving each team to achieve the best outcomes for their client. "How does this help the client?" is Damian’s mantra – even when working on internal issues. Experience has taught him that authenticity and understanding the personal element are indispensable to producing successful outcomes. It’s something Damian learnt firsthand from a key mentor. Nowadays, he is keen to pass his knowledge inside and outside the organisation, including on assignments like the 12-month leadership mentor role he has performed for Victoria Police.

Areas of expertise
Finance operations and governance Financial Management Transactions
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Business, Accountancy, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

  • Institute of Chartered Accounts in Australia: Member

Professional involvement
  • FINSIA: Senior Associate

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors: Member

  • Turnaround Management Association, Australia: Member

  • Australian Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association: Member