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KPMG expands capability with record partner appointments

Record partner appointments announced

KPMG Australia has announced its largest intake of 78 new partners, up from 62 in 2017.


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New partner appointments were made nationally across a wide range of service lines and sectors, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to attracting and retaining diverse senior talent to support its focus on clients and growth.

KPMG Australia CEO, Gary Wingrove said: “Organisations are very much focused on transforming their businesses to succeed through a disruptive landscape and a geopolitical climate, with strong demand from clients looking for new ways to drive growth, make productivity gains and enhance customer experience.”

He also emphasised that: “This year's partner admissions reflect our response to supporting the current business needs of our clients and also anticipating their requirements for tomorrow.”

Amongst the largest sector investments were cyber security, financial services, consumer markets, and infrastructure. The recent acquisition of engineering firm Relken added a further two partners, building out the firm’s capability in the engineering sector.

The majority of appointments were made in the Management Consulting division where 25 new partners were named. Over 20 percent of these appointments were in tech-related consulting. KPMG’s expansion of its specialist Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory venture also saw a further three partner appointments.

The Deals, Tax & Legal division gained 18 new partners. Six of these were transaction based appointments with a further four in Tax Advisory. The firm also added four new partners to its KPMG Law practice, accelerating investment in its ability to include legal capability in key client sectors.

A further 18 partner appointments were attributed to the Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting division, reflecting the firm’s commitment to strengthening audit quality through the appointment of high quality audit partners and also five Forensic appointments.

The firm’s mid-market business, KPMG Enterprise, attracted 11 new partners. Its growth was largely driven by the firm’s continued expansion into Greater Western Sydney, further strengthening KPMG’s ‘three-city’ presence in Sydney.

KPMG continued its investment in the Global Strategy Group with two new partner appointments. Four new partners were also added in the firm’s Business Services division.

This year 30 percent of the total number of new partners are female. Women comprised over 35 percent of internal partner promotions.

Alison Kitchen, KPMG Australia Chairman added: “Our view is that all businesses should be prepared to challenge themselves in order to see things from a perspective that encourages true diversity. At KPMG, we continue to focus on attracting top industry talent and that includes people with diverse backgrounds. I’m proud of all that KPMG has achieved over the past year, and I am particularly proud of all our new partners.”

KPMG Australia’s new Partners and Executive Directors


Name Division Location
Olivier Agboton Management Consulting Melbourne
Jenny Arrand Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
David Bardsley Management Consulting Melbourne
John Barry Deals, Tax & Legal
Carmen Bekker Management Consulting Sydney
Susan Bell Deals, Tax & Legal Brisbane
Clive Bird Enterprise Melbourne
Paul Black
Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Lisa Bora Management Consulting Sydney
Brandon Brown Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Nic Buchanan Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Jonathan Burns Deals Tax Legal Sydney
Hilda Carmichael Management Consulting Melbourne
Paul Childers Deals, Tax & Legal
Christopher Clements Management Consulting Sydney
Catherine Dean Deals, Tax & Legal
Anthony Donohoe Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Warren Dunn Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Tom Eade
Deals, Tax, Legal Sydney
Ben Ellis Management Consulting Sydney
Natalie Faulkner Audit, Assurance, Risk Consulting Sydney
Leonie Ferretter Deals, Tax & Legal
Ben Flaherty Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Aaron Froud Enterprise Canberra
Stuart Fuller Deals, Tax & Legal
Chris Giddens Deals, Tax & Legal
Conrad Hall Deals, Tax & Legal
Louis Hanna Enterprise Parramatta
Jacinta Hargan Management Consulting Sydney
Mark Hassell Management Consulting Sydney
Luke Howman-Giles Audit, Assurance, Risk Consulting Sydney
Lauren Jackson Management Consulting Sydney
Michelle Jobson Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Anetta Johnston Enterprise Adelaide
Michael Kaiser Management Consulting Brisbane
Tim Keeling Deals, Tax & Legal
Jeremy Knight Management Consulting Melbourne
Jamie Levy Deals, Tax & Legal
Brendan Lyon Deals, Tax & Legal
Benjamin Mailler Management Consulting Canberra
Trixie Makay Management Consulting Canberra
James McClelland* Business Services Sydney
Dean Mitchell Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Naomi Mitchell
Enterprise Parramatta
Adrian Nathaniels Enterprise Melbourne
Erin Neville-Stanley Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting isbane
Andrew O'Connor Management Consulting Brisbane
Craig O'Hagan Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting Sydney
Benjamin Olesen Management Consulting Canberra
Jeff O'Sullivan Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Shane O'Sullivan Management Consulting Melbourne
Angela Pak Management Consulting Perth
Melissa Patrk* Business Services Sydney
Carl Pretorius Management Consulting Sydney
Astrid Raetze
Deals, Tax & Legal
Brendan Richards Deals, Tax & Legal
Michael Robbins Enterprise Gold Coast
Rowan Roberts Management Consulting Adelaide
Jonathan Rudman Enterprise Parramatta
Tim Rutherford Enterprise Tasmania
Tim Sanders Management Consulting Canberra
Stephen Simonds Enterprise Parramatta
Ashwin Sinha Management Consulting Sydney
Helen Sutherland Deals, Tax & Legal
Keith Swan Deals, Tax & Legal
Dan Teper Deals, Tax & Legal
Praveen Thakur Management Consulting Melbourne
Tim Thomas Global Strategy Group Sydney
Phil Thornley Management Consulting Melbourne
Ian Tracey Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Hessel Verbeek Global Strategy Group Sydney
Pierre Wakim Enterprise Parramatta
Heather Watson Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting Sydney
John Wilkes Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting
Craig Wishart Chief Information Officer Melbourne
Deborah Yates National Managing Partner, People Performance & Culture Sydney
Peter Zabaks Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting ney

* Executive Director

For further information

Sarah Belin
0408 195 368

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