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KPMG Australia announces record intake of new partners

KPMG Australia announces record intake of new partners

KPMG Australia today welcomed 60 new partners and executive directors – a record intake, reflecting the firm’s continued growth trajectory.


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  • 60 partners appointed – third year of increased investment
  • 38 percent with an innovation, transformation, digital or cyber focus
  • Appointments in every state and territory
  • 25 percent of new partners are female

The majority of appointments are in the Advisory division (52 percent) with significant growth in Management Consulting, which saw 25 new partners added. Under the new leadership of David Linke, growth in the Tax practice attracted 9 new partners (15 percent). Continued strong growth of the Audit business drew 6 new partners (10 percent ); with Enterprise attracting 7 new partners (12 percent) and Shared Services 6 new partners (11 percent).

“Organisations are very much focused on transforming their businesses for these changing conditions, with strong demand from clients looking for new ways to drive growth, make productivity gains and enhance customer experience,” said KPMG Australia CEO, Gary Wingrove.

Reflecting the significant changes occurring in our marketplace and demand from clients, 23 appointments (38 percent) were to partners who have an innovation, transformation, technology or cyber focus.

“With the significant pace of change, our clients are seeking to understand the key disrupters on the horizon – including customer behaviour and technology driven innovation,” said Mr Wingrove. “The investment that we have made into top level talent enables us to better anticipate change and deliver the most relevant solutions,” he added.

The largest sector investments were to financial services, infrastructure, government and healthcare – with 25 new partners. There was also increased emphasis on human rights and social impact leadership, including the appointments of Richard Boele as partner of KPMG Banarra, and Catherine Hunter’s internal promotion heading the firm’s Corporate Citizenship programs.

This year 25 percent of the total number of new partners were female, with women comprising 39 percent of internal partner promotions.

Lateral (external) hires increased year-on-year to 40 percent of total hires. Fifty-three percent of appointments were from internal promotions; and seven percent from acquisitions.

New partners have been appointed in every state and territory across the country.

“We have a continued focus on attracting the top industry talent to come and work with us and add to the diversity of perspectives. We are proud that over half of our new partners were promoted from within, reflecting the quality of people we have at the firm,” said Mr Wingrove.

KPMG’s new partners and executive directors (effective 1 July 2016) are:

Andrew Hounsell  Audit

Andrew May KPMG Performance Clinic Sydney
Andrew Spong Markets & Growth Canberra
Brad Miller Enterprise Melbourne
Brett Watson Management Consulting Sydney
Catherine Hunter Corporate Citizenship Sydney
Catia Davim Management Consulting Sydney
Colin Thorne Management Consulting Canberra
Dan Harradine Management Consulting Brisbane
Dan Robinson Audit  Sydney
David Ibels Management Consulting Brisbane
Elizabeth Munnings Risk Management Sydney
Eric Beere Enterprise Adelaide
Gary Belfield * Management Consulting Melbourne
Gary Chiert Tax Sydney
George Spathis Tax  Sydney
Gordon Archibald Management Consulting Sydney
Guy Edwards Deal Advisory Melbourne
James Ferguson Management Consulting Melbourne
James Mabbott KPMG Innovate Sydney
Jane Bailey Audit Perth
Jennifer Ma Enterprise Adelaide
Joanne Lupton Deal Advisory Sydney
John Baker Management Consulting Melbourne
John Munnelly Management Consulting Sydney
Jon Stone Management Consulting Melbourne
Jonathan Di Michiel Management Consulting Sydney
Julian Edwards Management Consulting
Karen Parkes Management Consulting Sydney
Kristy Rees Enterprise Darwin
Len Nicita Tax Sydney
Lisa Barry Management Consulting Melbourne
Louise Capon General Counsel Sydney
Martin Dougall Risk Consulting Melbourne
Matt Pearce Management Consulting Adelaide
Minh Dao Tax Sydney
Natalie Raju Tax Sydney
Nathan Fenner Enterprise Brisbane
Paul Costa Markets & Growth Sydney
Paul Guinea Deal Advisory Melbourne
Peter Madden Tax  Sydney
Peter Mallyon Tax Sydney
Phillip Barfield Management Consulting Sydney
Phillip Sands Enterprise Canberra
Raphael James Management Consulting Sydney
Richard Boele Risk Consulting Sydney
Rod Bryan Management Consulting Sydney
Ryan Wolton * Management Consulting Sydney
Sally Calder Management Consulting Melbourne
Sarah Blakelock Tax Law Brisbane
Scott Cass-Dunbar Management Consulting Canberra
Simon Dubois Audit  Melbourne
Stan Gallo Risk Consulting Perth
Steve Manners Enterprise Hobart
Tim Aman Audit Sydney
Tim Nice Tax Sydney
Tim Robinson Management Consulting Melbourne
Tom Reilly Management Consulting Melbourne
Warren Green Management Consulting Sydney
Zuzana Paulech Audit Sydney






* Executive Director

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Further information

Kristin Silva
Head of Communications, KPMG
T: 02 9335 8562 / 0411 110 953

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