Anne Collins

International General Counsel

KPMG International

Anne Collins has been practicing as a lawyer for 30 years and has broad experience across the various arms of the profession including private practice, at the Bar and now in-house. Before starting in the role of KPMG International General Counsel in January 2016, Anne was the General Counsel to KPMG in Australia for 6 years. She gained experience dealing with a range of professional services firms in private practice and understands the many diverse and challenging legal issues which arise for global organisations at both the local and international level.Anne is known as a champion of diversity, and for building and sustaining teams of commercially astute and capable lawyers, focused on delivering business outcomes.

Areas of expertise

Acquisition strategy Board governance Operating Effectiveness Public Policy and Regulatory Change Risk Management Strategy Transactions

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), 1984, University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 1986, University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Master of Laws, 1991, University of London (London school of Economics and Political Science), United Kingdom


  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Community Involvement

  • Former Councillor of the Law Society

  • Chair of the Litigation Law and Practice Committee

  • Chair of the Corporate Lawyers Committee

  • Member of the Conduct Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales

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