KPMG adds 36 new members to its Australian partnership

15 December 2021 4 min. read
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Global professional services firm KPMG has made 36 end-of-year partnership promotions across Australia, which will take effect on the 1st of January and span all parts of the firm’s business.

KPMG National Chairman Alison Kitchen hosted a virtual event to celebrate the fresh promotions, which include:

Jayne Parish
Director in KPMG’s Shared Services and Outsourcing practice, specialised in Business Process Outsourcing. With KPMG in Sydney since 2017.

Ursula Dyer Lepporoli
Sydney-based Global Mobility Services compliance lead, who will relocate to head up KPMG’s Melbourne Global Mobility practice. First joined in 2005.

Amanda Coneyworth
Sydney-based Restructuring Services director, who joined in 2019 following KPMG’s acquisition of Ferrier Hodgson, where she had spent 15 years.

Meg Brodie
Leader of KPMG Banarra’s human rights service line who manages KPMG’s Global Human Rights Network. A PhD-holder in Law, Brodie joined the firm in 2017.

Karen Halligan
Agency and marketing veteran who joined KPMG in Sydney in 2018 to establish its Australian Media Advisory practice.

Michelle King
KPMG’s Higher Education national lead who joined from a senior director role at Monash University in 2018.

Andrew Francis
Adelaide-based director in finance strategy and performance with KPMG’s management consulting wing. Has been with the firm for over a decade.

Vincy Ng
Change and project management specialist serving banking and financial services sector clients from Sydney. Joined in 2014.

Damien Roy
A digital transformation in operations specialist working with KPMG’s corporate sector clients. Crossed from the UK branch of Accenture in 2011.

Will Tipping
Leads the IFRS and Deal Advisory service line in Melbourne within KPMG’s CFO Advisory team. Previously spent six years with KPMG in Singapore.

Michael Adams
Canberra-based national lead for Independent Program/Project Assurance services within KPMG’s Technology Risk & Cyber team. A two-decade firm veteran.

Katherine Karcz
With KPMG since 2012, including a three-year secondment with the firm’s London office. Currently advises privately-held businesses and family offices out of Sydney.

Andrew Maudsley
Focused on wealth management clients in the superannuation segment. Currently in Sydney, with previous KPMG stints in Melbourne and New York dating back to 2007.

Jemma Horsley
Melbourne-based public sector consultant and national skills lead for KPMG’s management consulting division. Joined as a director in 2017.

Chris Young
National IT Assurance service line leader, with responsibility for IT external and internal audit. Has spent two decades with KPMG in various locations worldwide.

Julia Bilyanska
Sustainability and Risk Consulting director out of Melbourne who first joined the firm as a graduate in Adelaide in 2002.

Mark Taylor
Tax advisory specialist in private equity and corporate M&A who joined the firm in Sydney in 2016 after five and a half years with Ernst & Young.

Wendell Fox
Engineering, Assets and Project Delivery director in Canberra since 2017, leading the firm’s Reliability Engineering and Asset Optimisation offerings.

John Ward
Audit & Assurance director in Perth who has been with the firm for close to two decades.

Melanie Evans
A director in Sydney since 2017 as part of the firm’s newly-launched Customer, Brand and Marketing advisory business. Now sector business function transformation leader.

James Owens
First joining KPMG as an assistant audit manager in the UK, Owens now serves as a deal advisory and transaction services director in Sydney.

Mark Halliday
Sydney-based leader of KPMG’s Operational Excellence practice, who joined the firm in 2013 after seven years with Lloyds Banking Group.

On the back of five years of back-to-back growth, including 6% growth in the Covid-19-hit 2020/21 financial year, KPMG this year cracked the $2 billion revenue mark for the first time in its history. The Big Four firm is led in Australia by company veteran Andrew Yates.