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Extraordinary women

Extraordinary women

Find out about notable past and present female leaders at KPMG.

Find out about notable past and present female leaders at KPMG.

KPMG has a proud history of groundbreaking women in leadership roles, from the UK's first female chartered accountant nearly a century ago to our first female US CEO and Chairman just two years ago. Here are just some of the extraordinary women who have helped make KPMG the diverse, inclusive workplace it is today:
  
Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG in the US, is the first female to serve as both Chairman and CEO at a US Big Four firm.

Charlotte Lin, CEO, KPMG in Taiwan, the first Big Four female CEO in Taiwan.

Alison Kitchen, National Chair of KPMG in Australia, is the first female Chair at a Big Four firm in Australia.

Kholoud Mousa, Partner, is the first female Partner in the Saudi Arabia firm.

Jeyapriya Partiban, Partner, Head of Risk Consulting, KPMG in Bahrain, is the first female Partner appointed for KPMG in Bahrain and Qatar and a board member since March 2016.

Moneeza Usman Butt, Partner, Audit and Assurance, KPMG in Pakistan, is the first female Partner in any Big Four professional services firm in the country.

Ethel Watts was the first woman to qualify as a chartered accountant by examination with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). One of KPMG's founding leaders, Sir William Peat (the P in KPMG), played a crucial role in enabling women to enter into the profession, and his work laid the foundation for Ethel who later went on to work under his son, Sir Harry Peat.