KPMG bolts on teams from two boutique consultancies

05 April 2022 2 min. read
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KPMG has bolstered its infrastructure and technology practices with the teams of two Melbourne-based consultancies – urban renewal advisory Navire and technology specialist 3Point Consulting.

Professional services firm KPMG has acquired Melbourne-based urban renewal consultancy Navire, adding eight specialists to its Integrated Infrastructure, Assets & Places practice, which was formed last year.

In addition, the firm has recruited the leadership of TechnologyOne boutique advisory 3Point Consulting, with the pick-ups following just a couple weeks on from that of IT consultancy Rubicon Red.

KPMG bolts on teams from two boutique consultancies


Founded in 2014, Navire caters to public and private sector clients through a range of urban renewal and development services spanning policy and strategy through to delivery. According to a note on the firm’s website, the team will now lead KPMG’s real estate advisory and transaction offering in Melbourne, with the AFR reporting that Navire directors Dominic Arcaro and Andrew Iles join the firm as partners.

Prior to Navire, Arcaro spent close to seven years as the chief development officer at VicUrban (now Development Victoria), followed by a stint as a director at CBRE alongside Illes, who likewise joined from a director role at VicUrban. Together the pair bring more than five decades worth of professional experience, including a real estate group management stint at Ernst & Young for Illes.

Separately, KPMG has also recruited PwC director Dan Brown as a partner in its infrastructure, assets and places practice, which on its formation last year included a headcount of 450 professionals. Based out of Brisbane, Brown spent five and half years at PwC serving as a director for Strategic Transport Modelling, before which he spent almost two decades at Jacobs and acquisition Sinclair Knight Merz.

3Point Consulting

KPMG has also welcomed the senior leadership of 3Point Consulting to its Enterprise Advisory – Technology Services team, with co-founder and CEO Rajan Sangani and director and consulting practice leader Simon Vince joining as a director and associate director. For the latter, it marks a return to the Big four firm, following an earlier two-year contract stint. Both were previously with TechnologyOne.

“An exciting day for our local government and mid-market practice as we welcome Rajan and Simon to our team,” said KPMG’s Industries practice leader Toni Jones. “This presents a unique opportunity, enabling us to provide even greater support to our clients in the areas of configuration, data, integration, project and change management as they navigate their TechnologyOne journey to the cloud.”