KPMG Australia today announced Louise Capon as General Counsel and Partner, commencing with the firm on 31 May 2016. Louise succeeds Anne Collins, who was appointed KPMG International’s Global General Counsel, and is now based in London.
Louise’s appointment follows an extensive market search for this strategically and commercially important role. Louise joins KPMG from Origin Energy, where she was Senior Legal Counsel responsible for managing some of the company’s largest contentious and corporate matters. For the past four years she was responsible for advising on enterprise wide matters and issues of focus for both senior management and the board. Her legal career includes eleven years as a Corporate Partner at Freehills. Prior to this she practiced as a solicitor at Freehills and at Holme Roberts & Owen in London.
“With the rapidly changing marketplace and continued execution of our firm’s growth strategy, we require a high level of legal advice and support from our General Counsel and team,” said Gary Wingrove, CEO of KPMG Australia.
“We are extremely proud that Anne’s abilities have been recognised internationally, and she is now heading the function globally. Louise brings to the firm broad commercial legal experience in large matters, plus strong leadership skills. We are delighted to announce her appointment.”
Louise commented, "This is a rare opportunity to work across all divisions of an organisation at an exciting time in its growth trajectory in Australia.”
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