KPMG Australia has appointed Robert Poole as a Partner focused on the agribusiness sector within its fast-growing Management Consulting business.
Robert joins from Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited, Australia’s largest milk processor and exporter of processed food, where he has held the position of Executive General Manager Supplier Relations for the past five years. His responsibilities have included milk supply, rural retail, and supplier services including farm finance, and policy, industry and government affairs. He was also the President of the Australian Dairy Products Federation, and Director and Deputy Chairman of the Australian Dairy Industry Council for six years.
Commencing in February 2017, Robert will be based in KPMG’s new Collins Square office in Melbourne and responsible for leading specialised management consulting services to clients in the agribusiness sector.
“We are delighted to have Robert joining our firm as we continue to build on the investment in our rapidly growing agribusiness practice,” said Angus Reynolds, National Leader Corporates at KPMG Australia.
“Robert’s deep industry experience, together with his pragmatic approach will contribute to our commitment to innovate and support our clients with industry-specific advisory services in this sector.”
Robert added: “I am very excited about the opportunity to join KPMG and to support the development of the food and agribusiness sector. Australian agribusiness has great opportunities, and some challenges, and I look forward to facing these with a range of clients and stakeholders via the KPMG network.”
Management Consulting is the fastest-growing part of KPMG’s business in Australia, achieving 33 percent revenue growth last financial year. The result reflects the success of the strategy to deepen and expand sector expertise and capabilities focused on disruption, transformation, technology and customer advisory.
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