Hessel Verbeek

Partner, KPMG Strategy | National Leader, Mutual Banks

KPMG Australia

Hessel is a Partner at KPMG Strategy who leads the banking strategy practice nationally. He is also the National Leader for Mutual Banks in Australia, and is one of the two Global Co-Leaders for Cost Transformation in Banking & Capital Markets. Hessel supports his various banking clients with strategy and transformation.

His focus is to support his clients to make the necessary but difficult choices required to remain competitive in today's rapidly changing industry. He believes that the sector needs to focus on simplification of its strategies and operations in order to best serve its customers.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Hessel came to Australia in 2001 in search of adventure and a new lifestyle. He has worked for a number of local strategy consulting firms – both boutique and larger firms – with a strong focus on banking and financial services. He joined KPMG in 2018, and continues to be excited by the calibre of the team and its ability to make a real impact for clients.

Outside of work, Hessel derives a lot of enjoyment from his wife and young children. He is devoted to trail and long distance running, which offers the combined benefits of stress recovery, physical fitness and time spent in Sydney's beautiful nature. Within KPMG Australia, Hessel is also the founding partner of the firm’s run club in Sydney, which engages hundreds of KPMG colleagues in both regular training runs and participation in events.

Areas of expertise
Banking Credit unions, mutual banks and building societies Customer and Growth Financial Services Financial Services transformation Management Consulting Strategy Strategy and Operations Transformation
Education and qualifications
  • MSc, Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

  • MBA, INSEAD (France)