Incoming CEO, Andrew Yates, today announced his reshaped National Executive Committee (NEC) to lead KPMG Australia from 1 July 2021. For the first time the NEC, comprising 6 women and 6 men, achieves gender equity.

Three new faces will join the NEC – KPMG’s principal management body – when CEO Gary Wingrove hands over responsibilities to Andrew in the new financial year. 

External hire, Dorothy Hisgrove, joins KPMG as National Managing Partner – People & Inclusion. Her most recent role was Partner and Chief People Officer at PwC Australia, and she has held previous executive positions at organisations including AFL, Australia Post and NAB. Head of External Audit, Eileen Hoggett, has been promoted to National Managing Partner – Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting; and consulting partner, Karen Parkes has been elevated to the newly created role of National Managing Partner – Firm Transformation.

Full membership of the NEC will be as follows:

Tanya Gilerman National Managing Partner – Risk Management, Chief Risk Officer
Ian Hancock National Managing Partner – Management Consulting & Investments
David Heathcote National Managing Partner – Deals, Tax & Legal 
Amanda Hicks National Managing Partner – Client Experience & Brand
Dorothy Hisgrove National Managing Partner – People & Inclusion
Eileen Hoggett National Managing Partner – Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting 
Paul Howes National Managing Partner – Enterprise 
Karen Parkes National Managing Partner – Firm Transformation
Martin Sheppard National Managing Partner – Client Growth & Markets
Damian Templeton  Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Sarah Vega National Managing Partner – Innovation, Solutions & Ventures 
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Andrew Yates said: “We’re determined to build on the momentum generated under Gary’s leadership during the past eight years. At what will be a critical time in Australia’s economic recovery, having such a high-calibre leadership team that balances the need for continuity with the impetus of fresh voices will help guide our support for our people and clients.”

“As Australia emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s crucial we provide strong leadership and considered advice for our clients. Without exception, all our NEC members are experienced and values-driven leaders with track records of sustained high performance. I’m excited about what we can achieve.” 

Dorothy Hisgrove

Dorothy Hisgrove is a proven business leader and trusted adviser to board and executive management on leadership, workforce strategy and culture and business performance. She has held senior leadership roles across several sectors with a focus on the development and implementation of growth and transformation programs in large and complex organisations.

Dorothy’s most recent role was Partner and Chief People Officer at PwC Australia. Prior to this, she was GM People, Customer and Community for Australian Football League (AFL). Other roles have included GM Culture & Communications at Australia Post; and GM People Engagement, Culture, Diversity & Change at National Australia Bank. Dorothy is a director of Teach for Australia and the Essendon Football Club. Dorothy is married with a daughter, and her Cavoodle runs the house.   

Eileen Hoggett

Eileen Hoggett has been with KPMG since 1993 and became a Partner in 2005.  Since 2017 she has been KPMG’s National Leader, External Audit which is part of our Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting division. She has also been a Board member of KPMG Australia and Chaired the firm’s Audit Committee since 2016.  Eileen is an audit partner specialising in real estate, construction  and funds management and leads the audit of a number of large, global, ASX listed companies. Beyond KPMG, Eileen is a director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and a member of the Audit Committee of St. Vincent’s Health Australia. She is also a busy parent to teenage twin boys and a daughter.  

Karen Parkes

Karen Parkes is an experienced transformation leader having delivered major change programs across Australia, UK and Europe. She enjoys the practicalities of making change stick and delivering tangible outcomes. For the last 5 years she has been a Partner at KPMG, leading the Financial Services practice within our Management Consulting division, and co-leading the Operational Excellence practice. Her work for clients involves organisation change, where she has helped to solve some of their most complex problems to deliver outcomes for customers and achieve substantial financial benefits. Prior to joining KPMG, she worked in UK and Europe for Zurich Financial Services, delivering transformation programs to improve operational performance. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, including building Lego with her young son.

For further information

Kristin Silva
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