Glen Kelly has joined KPMG Australia as a director of its specialist consulting practice, KPMG Arrilla Indigenous Services.
A Noongar man from the Lower South West, Glen brings 20 years of experience in Aboriginal affairs, Native Title, community development and Indigenous land management at local, national and international levels, representing a wealth of skills in land asset management, income generation and employment.
As the Chief Executive Officer of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) for nearly a decade, Glen worked as the chief negotiator for the Noongar people with WA State Government to achieve the South West Native Title Settlement – the largest of its type in Australia. More recently, Glen has served as the CEO of the National Native Title Council.
Based in Perth, Glen will work with KPMG Arrilla Indigenous Services’ national leaders, Shelley Reys and Catherine Hunter. He will have a national focus collaborating with clients to build Indigenous businesses, advise on the delivery of Indigenous projects, and support government and corporate clients to meet their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) targets.
“For many years, KPMG has been committed to the empowerment of Indigenous communities and their people, and it’s important to us that we service both Indigenous and non-Indigenous business to create a sustainable economic, social and cultural outcome,” said Gary Smith, Chairman of KPMG’s Western Australian office. “I am proud of the trust we are afforded by many organisations as a leading service provider that balances economic and cultural focus. Glen’s decision to lead our aspirations in this area is a tremendous lift to our capability to assist Indigenous people and businesses.”
Glen is a Director of Reconciliation Australia and Senator of Murdoch University. He has been a member of a number of prominent committees and statutory authorities at State and Commonwealth levels, including the West Australian Planning Commission, EPBC Indigenous Advisory Committee and the Aboriginal Lands Trust.
Commenting on his appointment, Glen said: “I firmly believe that Indigenous culture contains many insights and values that are of benefit to Australian society. I am very excited to join KPMG and have the opportunity to share my experience with our public sector and corporate clients, and provide socially constructive solutions to meet their organisations’ needs.”
KPMG Arrilla Indigenous Services bring together a commitment to build the internal capability and capacity of Indigenous businesses to help them to thrive. The services focus on a range of economic and social development objectives, including support for Indigenous projects to more successfully deliver on the opportunity afforded by land assets, and guidance for both the government and the private sector to meet their Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) targets.
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