Brendan Richards | KPMG | AU
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Brendan Richards

National Sector Leader, Transport & Logistics

KPMG Australia

Brendan is a business performance specialist, who has long advocated the importance of applying a ‘logistics mindset’ to organisations that are seeking to optimise their efficiency, maximise their profit, modernise their operations, or opportunities for growth.

“Logistics is not an industry. It is actually the function of movement and, as such, integral to all industries. What I do is help leaders and organisations adopt a logistics mindset that identifies risk, manages exposures and creates opportunities that others can’t see.”

As a KPMG Deal Advisory Partner and Head of KPMG’s Transport & Logistics team, Brendan has been engaged as a key strategic advisor across a variety of organisations including many of Australia’s largest transport operators. He has applied his unique logistics perspective to significantly improve their business performance and assist them in preparing for a future in which both logistics and technology play an increasingly important role.

Whether your organisation is expanding or divesting, undergoing transformational change, or responding to the arrival of new competitors, Brendan brings a unique approach to the identification of risk, management, and business opportunities.

Brendan is a regular contributor to a number of industry publications and his ‘Logistics Mindset’ seminars are extremely popular and informative. He has also worked behind the scenes on a number of significant mergers and acquisitions in both Australian and international markets.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Buy Deal Advisory Deal strategy Financial Restructuring Fix Infrastructure Innovation Operating Effectiveness Transport and Logistics

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1991

Accreditation

  • Chartered Accountant, CAANZ, 1995

  • Graduate Member, Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association

  • Chartered Member, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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