New Zealand

Ross Buckley 

Ross Buckley


I’m currently Executive Chairman of KPMG New Zealand and a member of KPMG’s Global Council and ASPAC Board.


During my 30-year career with KPMG, I’ve managed the firm’s Audit and Tax practices in addition to the firm’s People, Performance and Culture function. I serve as client relationship lead partner for a number of KPMG’s key clients.


I joined KPMG in 1983 after graduating with a BBS from Massey University and worked abroad for five years for KPMG in continental Europe and North America. I present on a number of Institute of Directors courses including ‘Effective Audit Committees’ and ‘Company Director Course’.


I passionately believe the role of KPMG is to help fuel New Zealand’s prosperity:
“New Zealand is an economy that is highly influenced by the success of its enterprises. Through helping New Zealand’s enterprises and organisations succeed and our communities grow, our country will succeed and prosper.


We may be a small country at the bottom of the world, but we enjoy more than our fair share of global success. We live in the perfect ecosystem for benchmarking a productive, prosperous and sustainable economy. One in which all New Zealanders can live the life they want to live.


We are fortunate to be surrounded in unsurpassed natural resource. For us not to realise our true potential, maximise the opportunities afforded by our highly talented people, celebrate and embrace our emerging multi-cultural society and deliver maximum return from our natural assets would be nothing short of irresponsible.”


I am married to Irma and father to triplets Zac, Michaela and Jordan. My passion for New Zealand stems from my desire to see New Zealand become a place our children are equally as passionate about and want to live, thrive and prosper in.


In my free time, I am active in the sports pursuits of my children and when time permits, I enjoy cycling and long distance running.

Executive Chairman 

+64 9 367 5344 

Location: Auckland 

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