New Zealand

Leadership - Our partners 

We have 72 partners working across six cities.  View our partners' profiles via the links on the left of this page

Executive leadership


KPMG NZ's executive leadership is shared by Chief Executive Paul Herrod and Executive Chairman Ross Buckley. Their primary roles are to lead, guide and manage KPMG New Zealand and to develop and implement the necessary strategies to ensure the firm aligns with KPMG’s global strategy.


Ross Buckley

Ross Buckley

Executive Chairman

+64 9 367 5344 

Paul Herrod

Paul Herrod

Chief Executive

+64 9 367 5323

National Executive Committee


The management of KPMG New Zealand’s offices is the responsibility of the National Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC meets regularly and its membership comprises our Chief Executive, our six National Managing Partners (NMPs) and our Head of Corporate Social Responsibility. Our Executive Chairman and COO are also in attendance when the NEC meets.


Kim Jarrett

Kim Jarett

Corporate Social Responsibility

Matthew Pritchard

Matt Prichard

National Managing Partner - Strategy and Markets


Paul mcpadden

Paul McPadden
National Managing Partner - Private Enterprise

Godfrey Boyce

Godfrey Boyce 

National Managing Partner - Advisory

Graeme Edwards KPMG

Graeme Edwards

National Managing Partner - Audit

Ross McKinley KPMG

Ross McKinley

National Managing Partner - Tax & Risk

Jason Doherty KPMG

Jason Doherty

National Managing Partner- People, Performance and Culture

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith

Chief Operating Officer

National People, Performance and Culture (PPC) Executive

The People Executive determines the People, Performance and Culture (PPC) strategy and co-ordinates firm wide PPC practices such as performance reviews, remuneration reviews and recruitment.