Key contacts 

Meet the leaders of KPMG’s Cities Global Center of Excellence.

Mick Allworth

Mick Allworth, Global Chair, Cities Center of Excellence

+61 2 6248 1201


With a long record of public service, Mick Allworth leverages his experience to provide leadership and guidance for the Cities Global COE. Prior to this global role, Mick was focused on developing and growing the Government & Public Sector practice with KPMG in Australia and spent over 25 years working primarily in Federal Government. Most recently, Mick was the Public Sector Lead Partner in the Australian national practice with over 10 years of experience as national leader.


Mick is also a Board Member of KPMG in Australia.



David O'Brien

David O'Brien, Global Head, Cities Center of Excellence

+1 416 777 8566


David O’Brien leads KPMG’s Cities Global COE and leverages his exceptional insight to help solve some of the greatest challenges facing today’s cities.


An industry expert, David has over 30 years of experience in the public sector managing some of Canada’s largest municipalities, including the City of Ottawa and the City of Mississauga (Canada’s 6th largest city and, at the time, Canada’s fastest growing city). As City Manager, David was responsible for formulating the city budget, forming and implementing city policy, improving efficiency in city services and supervising all municipal departments.


Most recently, David served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Hydro Corporation, Canada’s largest municipal electrical utility. He also spent six months with Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, joining as Associate and then promoted to Deputy Minister.


Country Leaders


Archie Johnston

+1 604 527 3757


David Frey



Alejandro Villarreal



Miroslaw Proppe

+48 22 528 1112

Aneta Raczynska

+48 22 528 2028

Ewa Barnas

+48 22 528 1645

South Africa

Kobus Fourie


United Kingdom

Kru Desai

+44 20 73115705

United States

Lorna Stark

+1 212 872 3396


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