Kay Baldock | KPMG | NZ
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Kay Baldock

Head of Financial Services, Partner Audit

KPMG in New Zealand

Kay is a financial services audit partner and Head of Financial Services for KPMG New Zealand. Kay has more than nineteen years' experience in auditing, and has for the last sixteen years focused primarily on the insurance sector both here and overseas. Prior to joining the New Zealand firm, Kay worked for KPMG in Bermuda, her clients ranging from single parent captives through to a NYSE listed reinsurer. Kay's passion lies in the insurance sector and in particular assisting insurers in dealing with the changing financial reporting and regulatory landscape. She believes that the insurance sector has a pivotal role to play in ensuring the smooth functioning and growth of our economy. Kay has an in-depth knowledge of the local insurance market and a detailed knowledge of the global insurance/reinsurance markets based upon her time in Bermuda.

Areas of expertise

Accounting standards Audit Financial Services Insurance Insurance contracts Insurance regulatory compliance Insurance risk Public Policy and Regulatory Change Risk Management

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), Accounting - The University of Glasgow

  • Chartered Accountant - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland


  • Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) - The Insurance Institute of America


  • Lifewise - The Big Sleepout 2016 (Team RainbowYOUTH)

  • Global Women Breakthrough Leaders Programme - 2016 Cohort

  • Women's Mentoring Programme 2016 - The University of Auckland Business School (2015 and 2012 programme)

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