KPMG Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of a number of Risk Consulting partners, specialising in the financial services sector.

Chris de Wit – Partner in Governance, Risk & Controls Advisory 

Chris joins from Westpac where, as the Global Head of Financial Crime Transformation, he led the set-up, design and implementation of Westpac’s strategic response to regulatory matters.  Chris has 25 years’ risk management and assurance experience in banking, wealth and insurance, holding various executive and partner roles. He specialises in analysing, designing and transforming risk operating models and advises companies through complex problem solving and risk change.

Kat Conner – Risk, Strategy & Technology Partner

Kat is a highly experienced Risk and Regulation specialist with a primary focus on banking and insurance. She joins KPMG from the Promontory Financial Group. Over the last 18 years she has held senior roles in the banking and insurance industries, within the consulting arena, and also as a supervisor with APRA. Kat’s areas of expertise includes Risk Management, Risk Transformation, Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Governance.

The appointments follow the recruitment of Risk Consulting partners Richard Donaldson and Sue Bradford earlier in the year:

Richard specialises in risk transformation advisory, risk target operating model design and process automation. He has deep experience in designing, implementing and reviewing risk frameworks with over 20 years of Banking and Capital Markets strategic and regulatory change expertise across multiple geographies in both industry and management consulting roles. Prior to joining KPMG Richard worked for Oliver Wyman in Australia providing risk strategy and digital advisory services to leading banks and insurers, and Barclays in Singapore where he led global group-wide risk, strategic and regulatory change programs. 

Sue joined KPMG from CBA where she was Head of Transaction Monitoring, International Financial Transfer Instructions and Threshold Transaction Reporting. She has a track record of successful execution of significant regulatory and Financial Crime risk buy down, including delivery of large-scale technology, operational and transformation changes. 

Rob Warren, KPMG Partner in Charge, Risk Strategy & Technology, said:  “We are delighted to recruit such high-quality individuals as Chris and Kat, following the appointments of Richard and Sue and they will add considerable expertise to our already strong and growing risk management and consulting teams. The financial services sector faces significant challenges and opportunities in areas such as risk strategy, risk governance and operating models, risk culture and conduct, control environments and regulatory driven transformation. This recruitment bolsters KPMG’s capacity to meet growing industry demand.” 

For further information

Ian Welch
KPMG Communications
0400 818 891
iwelch@kpmg.com.au