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Andrew Yates

Andrew Yates

Chief Executive Officer

KPMG Australia

As CEO, Andrew is ultimately responsible for the strategy, culture and operations of KPMG Australia and leads the principal executive body of the firm, the National Executive Committee (NEC). He is also a member of the KPMG Australia Board.

Andrew is committed to KPMG Australia being purpose led and creating a culture based on energy, aspiration and inclusion. In Andrew’s words, KPMG "protects, transforms and grows society and people’s lives". His personal motivation is to lead KPMG to create broad opportunities for its people and deliver quality, meaningful service to its clients.

Prior to Andrew’s role as CEO, he was the National Managing Partner of Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting. In this role, he had oversight of the firm’s audit and risk consulting practices and represented the firm at the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services inquiry into the Regulation of Auditing in Australia.

After growing up in Canberra and attending ANU, Andrew joined KPMG’s audit practice in 1990. During his time with the firm, Andrew worked for 3 years serving HSBC in our Hong Kong practice during the 1990s, and worked for Citigroup in our New York office in 2008 and 2009. He has led some of the largest client relationships in Australia, including ANZ, IAG, Qantas, Sydney Airport, Perpetual Limited, Link Market Services and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Andrew is married with two children.

Areas of expertise
Assurance Audit Financial Services Risk Assurance Risk Consulting
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Economics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Accreditation
  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia

Professional involvement
  • Director and Chairman of the Audit, Finance & Risk Committee of The Benevolent Society

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