National Managing Partner, KPMG Enterprise and Victorian Chairman
For Rob, the highlight of working at KPMG is the insight it gives him into corporate Australia, the Government and the community. He is further inspired by the belief that he can “turn knowledge into value”. Long-term relationships mean everything to Rob. “I find client relationships constantly evolve to become a combination of personal and professional.” This reflects his view on how business should be done. “It is easy to be 3-year minded when what you want is a relationship over a 5 to 10 year period – or decades.”
Prior to his role as KPMG’s Chairman of Victoria and National Managing Partner, KPMG Enterprise, Rob was Partner in Corporate Finance and National Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Before that, he developed his knowledge of cross-border and domestic divestments and acquisitions through several years in investment banking and a 5-year stint as a corporate lawyer which saw him working in the United States.
Outside of work, Rob is happy to focus on family and fitness, spending quality time with his wife and children, visits to the gym and a yoga class or two.
Master of Business Administration (MBA), 1989, Melbourne, Victoria (Recipient of the Australian Institute of Management Award for the Best First Year Student in the MBA program. Ranked Second Top Student Overall in the MBA program.)
Bachelor of Law (LLB), 1986, Monash University
Bachelor of Science (BSc), 1979, Monash University
Board member, AsiaLink, Melbourne
Member of Board of Governors, Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Chair, KPMG Arts Committee, Melbourne
Former member, Advisory Board, Aviva Asia Holdings Ltd
Former Board member, FilmFest Ltd (Melbourne International Film Festival)
Chair, Advisory Board, NLC Pty Ltd
Member, Global Advisory Board, Soda Ash Holdings BV
Former Chair, Victorian Chapter, Australian Business Arts Foundation