David Drummond | KPMG | AU

David Drummond

National Sector Leader, Industrial Markets

KPMG Australia

David is a Corporate Tax Partner at KPMG since 1998 and was appointed the National Sector Leader for Industrial Markets in December 2016. David has over 30 years of tax experience and an in depth knowledge and experience of the decisions confronting manufacturers in Australia. David has advised many Australian listed companies and multinational local subsidiaries with a specific focus on tax risk management, reporting and disclosure in financial statements.

He has extensive experience in assisting clients enhance and demonstrate their Tax Risk Management and Corporate Governance to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), increasingly in real time interactions and introduction of the Reportable Tax Position schedule and other tax compliance initiatives.

David has been a member to the Advisory Panel appointed by the Inspector General of Taxation for his reviews in the conduct of ATO risk reviews and audits. He was a part of the ATO working group to develop the ATO’s current guidance and case team direction on tax risk management and corporate governance and the review of the ATO access concessions relating to Board consideration of tax risk.

Areas of expertise

Corporate Tax Government and Regulatory Bodies Industrial Manufacturing National Markets Public Policy and Regulatory Change Risk Management Tax Tax regulation and compliance policies

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Law from the Australian National University

  • Master of Laws (Taxation) from the University of Sydney


  • Affiliate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

  • Chartered Tax Adviser, Taxation Institute of Australia

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