KPMG welcomes four senior members to its Australian practice

10 February 2022 2 min. read
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The Australian branch of KPMG has welcomed back three senior leaders, Jacqui Hardwick, Peter Outridge and Kym Hearn, and added a fourth, Gergana Winzer, as one of three new partners.

The professional services firm has added four new senior members to its Australian mix – Jacqui Hardwick, Gergana Winzer and Peter Outridge as partners, and Kym Hearn, who crosses from KPMG International to take up a national strategic lead role for ESG within the firm’s Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting division. The appointments follow the addition of three new partners in January.

Jacqui Hardwick

After an earlier 14-year stint to 2014, Hardwick rejoins KPMG as an Indirect Tax partner in Sydney, having previously led KPMG’s Indirect Tax Practice for NSW Government. Hardwick crosses after just over a year with the Australian Tax Office, where she was Client Engagement Manager – Public Groups International. Earlier, she spent over six and a half years as a senior leader at tax firm Ryan.

Jacqui Hardwick, Gergana Winzer, Peter Outridge and Kym Hearn

Gergana Winzer

Winzer joins the firm as a cyber partner within KPMG’s Enterprise Advisory division in Sydney, having spent the past two and a half years as an APAC cybersecurity Industry Director at IT services and consultancy Unisys. Winzer is recognised as a thought leader in the cybersecurity space, and also presently sits on the board of the Australian Information Security Association.

Peter Outridge

Outridge transfers from KPMG China as a partner in KPMG Australia’s People & Change Financial Services division out of Sydney, where he first joined the firm in 2005. After leading the local People & Change practice, Outridge relocated to Hong Kong to establish the firm’s Asia Pacific People & Change Centre of Excellence, then joining the partnership in China. Earlier in his career, he spent close to eight years at Accenture.

Kym Hearn

Hearn also rejoins the Australian firm after a one-year stint in KPMG International’s Global Government team. Hearn joined KPMG as a senior risk assurance consultant in 2019, and will now serve as the assurance & risk consulting practice’s National ESG and Trusted Strategic lead out of Melbourne. Previously she was an assistant manager in the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office.