Michael was elected Chairman, KPMG International in 2011. Located in Hong Kong he is the first Chairman of one of the “big four” accounting firms to be based in the Asia-Pacific region, a key area of growth for KPMG member firms’ audit, tax and advisory services.
Michael is actively engaged in shaping the future direction of KPMG’s member firm network which employs 152,000 professionals in 156 countries. He has been a member of KPMG’s Global Board and Council since 2007, was involved in the development of KPMG’s Global Strategy and was a member of its Global Governance Review in 2008.
A partner in KPMG since 1988, Michael was Chairman of KPMG Asia-Pacific and Chairman, KPMG Australia until 2011. Prior to that he held top level roles in KPMG Australia including Deputy Chairman and Managing Partner of KPMG Melbourne.
Michael’s engagement with the wider business community is extensive. He is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Moscow International Financial Centre, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Business Council of Australia, and the WEF Professional Services Committee, as well as sitting on the Steering Committee of the United Nations Global Compact for the environment. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.