William (Bill) J. Murphy

Senior Partner, ESG

KPMG in Canada

Bill is a Senior Partner in KPMG's ESG practice and a Partner in Governance & Risk Management. He has more than 30 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to major Canadian financial institutions as well as many other industries. Bill is also chair of the firm’s Global Audit Growth work stream and the Senior Advisory and Assurance Services Partner on multiple key global and national accounts. Additionally, he is the lead and engagement quality partner on major governance and risk assignments for clients and regulators. Bill is an author and speaker at various conferences and seminars, was a significant contributor to KPMG's Corporate Responsibility Reporting survey and Audit Trends report and has authored several Audit Point of View articles.

  • B.Comm., McMaster University

  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce (E.H. Ambrose Gold Medal)


  • Major Projects Advisory

  • Sustainability Report Assurance and Advisory

  • Accounting Advisory Services

  • Past Member, CICA Audit and Assurance Board

  • Past Chair and Governing Council Member, Ontario Lung Association

  • Past Chair, Orchestra London

  • Lecturer and Author, various governance-related topics