Souella Cumming - KPMG NZ - Partner

Souella Cumming

Head of Consulting, Head of Government and of IARCS Advisory Services

KPMG in New Zealand

Souella is a Partner in KPMG's Advisory practice and the lead of IARCS and Government Services for KPMG New Zealand. During her 30+ year career with KPMG she has undertaken a wide range of advisory and assurance services, specialising in governance, risk management, project assurance, privacy and information management, health and safety, fraud and internal audit and assurance services. Souella is passionate about helping clients to solve problems and achieve their strategies and objectives. She enjoys the challenges of working with clients in the public sector and the current focus of delivering better public services and ensuring value for money. The services provided by the public sector underpin the prosperity of New Zealand, and KPMG has a key role to play in contributing to the health, wealth and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Areas of expertise
Board governance Finance operations and governance Financial Management Financial governance, controls, risk and compliance Governance, risk and compliance integrated assurance Government and Public Sector Government reform Information protection Public Policy and Regulatory Change Risk Management
Education and qualifications
  • BCA, Accountancy - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Chartered Accountant - New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

  • The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. - Ceritification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

Volunteer Experience
  • St John New Zealand - Board member

  • Zonta International - Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Zonta International Finance Committee

  • The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. - Member

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