Kerry Jenkins

Director

KPMG in South Africa

Dr Kerry Jenkins is a partner in KPMG South Africa, operating out of the Johannesburg office. She works within the Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Division. She obtained her doctorate from the University of Manchester in Corporate Governance and her thesis was on "Outside director’s experience and the effect on company value: A South African study". Synopsis of her research has also been published in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants publication. She obtained her MBA, with distinction, from the University of Manchester and her dissertation was presented as a paper to the British Association of Accountants – Corporate Governance Special Interest Group. Kerry has lectured on corporate governance at the Gordon Institute of Business Science on the Boards of Banks Leadership Program for the South African Reserve Bank, on the Advanced Program for SAVCA (South African Venture Capital Association), the Dynamic Markets: Into Africa Program, at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa. She makes numerous presentations to boards of directors on governance, risk and compliance topics. Recently she addressed the Chief Financial Officers Forum on governance and control. The nature of her corporate governance and regulatory compliance experience is varied and includes analysis and design of corporate governance frameworks, corporate governance board advisory services, regulatory compliance reviews and consulting and training.

Areas of expertise

Finance operations and governance Financial Management Financial governance, controls, risk and compliance Public Policy and Regulatory Change

Education and qualifications

  • Doctorate of Business Administration

  • Master of Business Administration (with distinction)

  • Bachelor of Accountancy

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • CA (SA) and CIA

Accreditation

  • SAICA

  • IRBA

  • IOD

Professional involvement

  • Responsible for KPMG’s book – Toolkit for the Company Director

  • Technical contributor into King IV drafting by the IOD in Southern Africa

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