Richard Durand | KPMG | AU

Richard Durand

Associate Director, Executive Search & Selection

KPMG Australia

Richard is an Associate Director in our Sydney practice, responsible for the delivery of Executive Search and Selection Services and is an experienced Human Resources and Operational Management Executive with more than 25 years’ experience across a range of industries and sectors.

Richard has recruited a significant number of board, executive management and c-suite roles in the Government, Tertiary, Financial Services and Media sectors in Australia, South-East Asia and Europe.

Prior to KPMG, Richard was the Head of HR and Recruitment Shared Services for Newcrest Mining (ASX Top 15), Human Resources and Recruitment Manager for Powercor and Citipower and Director of Operations for, News Limited’s online property portal. In his first few years with KPMG, Richard also undertook a number of HR General Management secondments for large clients such as Westpac, Simplot/Birdseye, Retirement Benefits Fund and the University of Tasmania.

Richard has well-established networks across Australia and ongoing relationships within a number of State governments, financial institutions, universities and media organisations. Recently, Richard has recruited a number of Non-Executive Director/Board, CEO, CFO, Executive Director, General Management and Financial Specialist roles. He recently completed the Chairperson role for both Metro Tasmania and the Public Trustee.

He is backed by a quality team of experienced Search Consultants and Researchers in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Hobart.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Energy and Natural Resources Financial Services Government and Public Sector Management Consulting Mining Oil and Gas Power and Utilities Professional and Business Services Recruitment Services

Education and qualifications

  • Master of Management, Monash University, Melbourne

  • Grad Diploma HR & Industrial Relations, Monash University

  • Certificate IV Workplace Training & Assessment, Melbourne University


  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

  • Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI)

Load more
Load more

Connect With Me