62 partners appointed – fourth consecutive year of increased investment
42 percent of appointments are female
First Indigenous partner
Record number of partner appointments – reflecting the firm’s continued growth trajectory
KPMG Australia has announced its new partner intake for 2017, with 62 new partners and executive directors named.
Of the total partner appointments, 42 percent are female. Also included is the appointment of KPMG’s first Indigenous partner, the acquisition of specialist Indigenous consultancy, Arrilla.
These milestones, along with appointments across a wide range of service lines and sectors, reflect the progress KPMG has made in building an inclusive culture, recognising the value of diverse perspectives that underpin innovative solutions and business growth.
“We continue to focus on attracting leading industry talent to KPMG with a diverse range of professional experience and expertise, as well as fostering excellence internally. The success of a professional services partnership pivots on the specific talents of highly skilled individuals. Their passion and drive is an integral part of our success,” said KPMG Australia CEO, Gary Wingrove.
“We have been actively working to build a more gender-balanced pipeline of future leaders for the partnership. And this year’s record number of female partners shows a very positive trend,” he added.
The majority of appointments were made in the Advisory division where 37 new partners (60 percent) were named; 26 from the firm’s rapidly growing Management Consulting practice. KPMG recently announced a new specialist Customer, Brand & Marketing advisory venture within Management Consulting. Reflecting the growth potential of this area, four partner appointments were made in customer-focused services.
The firm’s mid-market business, KPMG Enterprise, attracted nine new partners (15 percent) in tax, audit and advisory roles, supporting its continued growth plans. An additional nine partners (15 percent) were appointed to the firm’s Tax and Legal functions. Continued strong performance from the Audit & Assurance practice delivered a further four partner appointments (6 percent). Three partners (4 percent) were named in the firm’s Innovation & Digital Solutions team.
The largest sector investments were made in energy and natural resources, defence and national security, financial services and consumer markets. The firm added three new partners to its KPMG Law practice, accelerating investment in its capability to provide an integrated offering that includes legal capability in key sectors. Recently the firm acquired 3 degrees consulting, adding a partner and building out capability in the Board Advisory and Performance & Reward areas.
KPMG continued to expand its national reach with new partner appointments in every state and territory, and the opening of a new office at Penrith. Four appointments were made in Greater Western Sydney, further strengthening the firm’s ‘three-city’ presence in Sydney.
KPMG Australia’s new partners and executive directors are:
|Adam Gee||Risk Consulting||Sydney|
|Amanda Hicks||Management Consulting||Sydney|
|Andy Schollum||Innovation & Digital Solutions||Canberra|
|Andy Solterbeck||Innovation & Digital Solutions||Sydney|
|Anne Terry||Deal Advisory||Sydney|
|Anne-Maree Keane||Deal Advisory||Brisbane|
|Anthony Stevens||Innovation & Digital Solutions||Melbourne|
|Ben Wallace||Management Consulting||Adelaide|
|Caron Sugars||Risk Consulting||Perth|
|Daniel Bruce||Management Consulting||Sydney|
|Daniel Longden||Risk Consulting||Sydney|
|Emma Cassar||Management Consulting||Melbourne|
|Gary Dingley||Risk Consulting||Sydney|
|Gary Nowak*||Management Consulting||Melbourne|
|Gayle Dickerson||Deal Advisory||Sydney|
|Gillian McKay*||Management Consulting||Perth|
|Gordon Irons||Enterprise||Greater Western Sydney|
|Ian Gray||Management Consulting||Canberra|
|James Arnott||Management Consulting||Perth|
|James Simpson||KPMG Law||Sydney|
|Jessica Davis||Audit & Assurance||Sydney|
|Julia Gunn||Audit & Assurance||Sydney|
|Karlie Lytas||Risk Consulting||Sydney|
|Kate Marshall||KPMG Law||Melbourne|
|Kathy Hilyard||Management Consulting||Canberra|
|Katie Valentine||Management Consulting||Perth|
|Kiki Peterson||Audit & Assurance||Sydney|
|Marilyn Nelson*||Management Consulting||Sydney|
|Marty Drake||Management Consulting||Melbourne|
|Mary Robinson||Management Consulting||Melbourne|
|Mason Davies||Management Consulting||Sydney|
|Matthew King||Management Consulting||Canberra|
|Melissa McClusky||Management Consulting||Canberra|
|Morgan McCullough||Management Consulting||Sydney|
|Natasha Moore||Management Consulting||Canberra|
|Nathan Baird||Management Consulting||Sydney|
|Nick Finlayson||KPMG Law||Sydney|
|Nicki Doyle||Management Consulting||Sydney|
|Niraj Singh||Enterprise||Greater Western Sydney|
|Paul Rogers||Audit & Assurance||Sydney|
|Peter Tracey||Enterprise||Greater Western Sydney|
|Prakash Wilson||Risk Consulting||Sydney|
|Prashant Khanna||Management Consulting||Melbourne|
|Robert Poole||Management Consulting||Melbourne|
|Ron Zubrik||Management Consulting||Brisbane|
|Sarah Cain||Enterprise||Greater Western Sydney|
|Shelley Reys AO||KPMG Arrilla Indigenous Services||Sydney|
|Stephen Parker AO||Management Consulting||Melbourne|
|Stephen Walmsley||Board Advisory||Melbourne|
|Steven Casey||Management Consulting||Sydney|
|Stuart Johnson||Risk Consulting||Melbourne|
|Sue Bussell||Management Consulting||Sydney|
* Executive Director