KPMG Australia has announced its largest intake of 78 new partners, up from 62 in 2017.
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.”
|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|
||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
||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
|Stuart Fuller||Deals, Tax & Legal
|Chris Giddens||Deals, Tax & Legal
|Conrad Hall||Deals, Tax & Legal
|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
|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
|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|
||Deals, Tax & Legal
|Brendan Richards||Deals, Tax & Legal
|Michael Robbins||Enterprise||Gold Coast|
|Rowan Roberts||Management Consulting||Adelaide|
|Tim Sanders||Management Consulting||Canberra|
|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|
|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
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