• Type: Press release
  • Date: 4/07/2014

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KPMG welcomes 38 new Partners and Executive Directors 

  • 23 new Advisory partners to maintain investment momentum; 70 percent of these are Management Consultants
  • Audit, Tax and Private Enterprise appointments support growth plans
  • 24 percent are female, healthy future internal pipeline at 43 percent

KPMG Australia celebrates the appointment of 38 new partners and executive directors, up from 35 last year, reflecting investment across all divisions.


CEO, Gary Wingrove, said "Our clients are increasingly looking for specialist skills, coupled with global expertise as they navigate emerging issues and undertake new investments. I am delighted to introduce our new leaders, representing the next generation of capability."


Twenty-three new partners (60 percent) are from the firm’s market-leading Advisory division, almost doubling from last year's 35 percent. In addition to consulting, they will provide specialist skills into audits, further adding to the firm’s investment in audit quality. Notably, 70 percent (16 partners) of the new Advisory partners are from the division’s Management Consulting practice.


“Over the next 5 years, KPMG expects global revenues from our Management Consulting practice to double. The demand is for multi-specialist consulting, bringing a breadth of specialists together to add value by delivering collective insights. We are making significant investments in Australia to support this growth,” added Mr Wingrove.


Fifteen new partners joined other divisions of the firm. In a year with audit tender successes including Downer EDI and Lend Lease, new partners also joined the Audit division. "KPMG is investing heavily in audit quality. Our CFO Advisory business in particular continues to expand as we work towards achieving our objective of being the leading provider of advice to CFOs and the finance community," said Mr Wingrove.


Tax appointments supported expectations of growth across all areas of the practice. "We anticipate long-term demand for Transfer Pricing, International Tax, Indirect Tax, Tax Law, and Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution services," added Mr Wingrove.


KPMG’s expanding Private Enterprise practice took on five new partners; a new executive director joins the firm’s Direct Investments team to support the momentum in M&A activity; and a new partner will also lead KPMG's Pursuits team, with the incumbent partner promoted to a global position.


Twenty-four percent of KPMG’s new partners are women, with a healthy female representation in the future partner pipeline.


"We recognise that there is still much to be done to achieve our gender targets. As such, we have put in place a number of initiatives that will support our efforts in achieving 25 percent female partners, and 40 percent women in senior leadership by 2016. Our internal pipeline of future female partners has never been stronger, with 43 percent female representation in our Tasman Partner development program, which has been designed to retain and develop a sustainable pipeline of female talent," said Mr Wingrove.


KPMG’s new partners for the 2014/15 year are:


Kevin Altermatt Management Consulting Melbourne
Maritza Araneda Audit, Energy & Natural Resources Melbourne
Raj R. Bhat Debt Advisory Services Sydney
Duane Cadman Executive Director, Direct Investments Sydney
Jeremy Capes Tax, Global Transfer Pricing Sydney
Julie Carey Audit, Energy & Natural Resources Melbourne
Sascha Chandler Risk Consulting Sydney
Simon Clark Tax, Asia Pacific Singapore
Edwin Davis Risk Consulting Sydney
Sarah Dunn Tax Law Sydney
Nicole Feely Management Consulting Canberra
Christopher Foster Management Consulting Sydney
Jeff Frazer Private Enterprise QLD Gold Coast
Dean Grandy Management Consulting Canberra
Jane Gunn Management Consulting Canberra
Carl Gunther Restructuring Services Sydney
Leanne Hegarty Private Enterprise NSW Sydney
Mardi Heinrich Tax, International Executive Services Sydney
Daniel Houseman Management Consulting Melbourne
Stephen Isaac Audit, Corporates Sydney
Toni Jones Private Enterprise VIC Melbourne
Mike Kalms Management Consulting Melbourne
Kristina Kipper Tax, R&D Incentives Sydney
Brendan Larsen Mergers & Acquisitions Brisbane
Bernie Lauinger Management Consulting Canberra
David Lloyd Management Consulting Sydney
Paul Low Management Consulting Brisbane
Malcolm Lowe-Lauri Executive Director, Management Consulting Brisbane
Darren McGowan Management Consulting Melbourne
Ashley Miller Private Enterprise SA Adelaide
Paul Morris Infrastructure and Projects Brisbane
Stephen Murphy Tax, Infrastructure Sydney
David Pring Private Enterprise NSW Sydney
Evan Rawstron Management Consulting Sydney
Michael Rowland Management Consulting Melbourne
Peter Sexton Management Consulting Adelaide
Ben van Delden Markets and Growth Melbourne
Gerard Vigneron Management Consulting Melbourne



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