Partner, Risk & Regulation
Chris always sees room for improvement. Take listening, for instance. He is sure he could do better. “I know personally I need to do it more and I’ve been here 35 years. The more listening you do the more self-evident the answers are.” He is fortunate to have served on KPMG’s board from 2004 – 2010 and the National Executive Committee as National Managing Partner Risk and Regulation from 2010 – 2015. Prior to this role he lead our Department of Professional Practice from 2002 – 2009. His background is in financial services audit with significant experience in the banking, finance and funds management industries. Throughout his various roles at the firm, including three years in the United Kingdom, Chris has been driven by a desire “to help people get things right; to help them do things well.” He believes this is a matter of balancing the perceived immediacy of issues with the right response. One of Chris’s earliest mentors brought this home to him. “He was genuine in trying to find a win-win. That comes back to listening and trying to understand where everyone is coming from – to locate that line of best fit between people.” Chris is the father of three young adults. His overriding passion is cars. While he never intended to have a collection per se, he seems to have acquired one nonetheless.
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), University of NSW
Member, Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB)
Former member, Urgent Issues Group and Consultative Panel to AASB (representing Investment and Financial Services Association)
Finance Director, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia