Sanel Tomlinson


KPMG in China

Sanel is KPMG’s global IFRS income taxes leader. In this role, she is responsible for leading the development of KPMG’s guidance on income taxes, helping to promote global consistency. Sanel also leads KPMG’s network of IFRS specialists in the Asia Pacific region and represents KPMG in China on revenue recognition matters within KPMG’s global Accounting Advisory Services practice. Sanel has been a partner in KPMG’s audit practice since 2008 and provides support to KPMG’s clients in implementing and applying IFRS. Before joining KPMG in China in February 2014, Sanel was a partner at KPMG in New Zealand.

Areas of expertise

Accounting Advisory Services Accounting standards Advisory Audit IFRS and Accounting Change Public Policy and Regulatory Change Revenue recognition Risk Consulting

Education and qualifications

  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce, University of Pretoria, South Africa

  • Honours Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Pretoria, South Africa


  • Chartered Accountant (South Africa)

  • Certified Public Accountant (Hong Kong)

Other experience

  • Mentor under the HKICPA mentorship programme

Connect with me

  • Hong Kong, CN

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