John Teer

National Sector Leader, Wealth Management

KPMG Australia

John has reinvented himself several times over since he began work at KPMG more than three decades ago. His diversity of roles – from financial services audit to internal management, both here and in Hong Kong – have given him important insights.

Of note is his time as KPMG’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer during the GFC. “It gave me more affinity with our clients at the C-level especially during periods of hardship and adversity.”

Also informative was a Harvard Business School leadership program. “That helped shape my thinking around what constitutes good customer engagement.”

John’s passion is people. He loves the opportunity to bring different perspectives to clients across a broad array of topics. He also gains considerable fulfilment from working with colleagues. “One of the reasons I’m still here after 30 years is that I want to see the next generation of KPMG people flourish and be successful.”

John has more spare time now his two children are adults. He enjoys cricket and has the good fortune and reasonable eyesight to play with his 25 year old son’s team. “That’s pretty special.”

Areas of expertise

Audit Financial Services Investment Management

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (BEc), 1984, Macquarie University

  • Executive MBA, The General Manager Program, 2004, Harvard Business School

Accreditation

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia

  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • Member, CPA Australia

  • Affiliate Member, Finsia

  • ASIC Registered Company Auditor

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  • Sydney, AU
 

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