James Collier | KPMG | AU

James Collier

National Leader, Finance & Risk Consulting

KPMG Australia

Even if James Collier’s name doesn’t officially appear on your KPMG team, he’s probably influenced the major strategies or services that are offered to many of the firm’s clients. At KPMG, James has worked across all 28 Australian life insurers in either an advisory, audit or deal capacity as well as contributed to conferences, publications and industry committees covering banking, life insurance, wealth management, and superannuation. In the past James was in charge of Actuarial, Insurance & Superannuation and is now leading Finance & Risk Consulting.

This wide-ranging experience gives James a unique ability to look at complex organisations, their challenges and their many stakeholders in a holistic manner. He is adept at identifying trends as well as new organic and non-organic markets for clients. James thrives on significant challenges and the game changing benefits that KPMG’s huge network of local and international expertise and experience can delivers to its clients.

Inside and outside KPMG, James plays an active role in ensuring that his actuarial, insurance and superannuation professionals continue to play a major role throughout organisations and the broader financial and business communities.

Areas of expertise

Financial Services Insurance Investment Management Life Insurance

Education and qualifications

  • Diploma, Superannuation Management, 1993, ASFA

  • Masters, Economics (Actuarial), 1992, Macquarie University

  • Bachelors, Economics (Actuarial), 1991, Macquarie University


  • Fellow, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, 1993–1994

Professional Involvement

  • Fellow, Institute of Actuaries of Australia

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