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Linda Elkins appointed new Asset & Wealth Management sector leader

Linda Elkins appointed new Asset & Wealth sector leader

KPMG today announced the appointment of Linda Elkins as its National Sector Leader – Asset & Wealth Management.


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She joins KPMG as a Partner on 5 August, from Colonial First State, part of CBA. She will assume leadership of the Asset & Wealth Management practice, from Paul Howes, from 1 October 2019.

One of Australia’s most experienced superannuation executives, Linda has been with CBA for over nine years and Executive General Manager at Colonial First State for the last 7 years. Linda has been responsible for providing member outcomes for more than one million superannuation members and investors. Colonial First State has approximately $140 billion of funds under administration and employs 1,100 people.

Linda has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and has worked in a variety of roles and sectors including industry funds and government. Prior to Colonial First State, Linda worked for Russell Investments where she was responsible for providing a wide range of services including investments, consulting, administration, trustee services, member services and communications to some of Australia’s largest corporate and industry superannuation funds.

Paul Howes, currently Head of Asset & Wealth Management, has become the National Managing Partner of KPMG Enterprise, on 1 July. He will continue to lead the Asset & Wealth Management practice and will transition responsibilities to Linda, who will then take over as sector leader on 1 October.

Paul Howes said: “We are thrilled to appoint someone of Linda’s calibre and experience and look forward to her making a significant contribution to our clients. The superannuation sector is going through a period of great change and Linda is ideally placed to steer our practice through this, and further strengthen our client offerings.”

Linda Elkins said: “Right now is the most important time for the superannuation and broader financial services industry to embrace transformation and focus on delivering outcomes to members and investors. I am excited to have the opportunity to work for clients with the strength and backing of KPMG to help them navigate these challenges and opportunities.”

Linda is a Director of The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Limited (ASFA) and has been a member and Chair of many committees for both ASFA and the Financial Services Council. Linda is also a member of Chief Executive Women.

Ian Welch
KPMG Communications
0400 818 891

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