KPMG’s diverse line-up of new partners

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
Adrian Lanzilli Enterprise Adelaide
Alex Demetriou Enterprise Adelaide
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
Derek Campbell Enterprise Darwin
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
Glen Hutchings Tax Sydney
Glenn Jackson Tax Sydney
Gordon Irons Enterprise Greater Western Sydney
Hayley Lock Tax Brisbane
Heather Hicks Enterprise Hobart
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
Lani van-Ooy Tax Sydney
Lucas Georgiadis Tax Melbourne
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
Robyn Langsford Enterprise Sydney
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


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  1. It’s great that we are working on gender equality at all levels, and in promotions – essential for our business today and in the future. Beth Shaw is leading a piece on gender equality within MC at the moment – interesting and important work.

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