Martijn Verbree named as KPMG’s new national cyber leader

11 April 2022 1 min. read
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Professional services firm KPMG has appointed Martijn Verbree as its new national cyber lead for Australia.

Arriving from the United Kingdom at the start of the year, Martijn Verbree has been appointed to head up KPMG Australia’s national cybersecurity practice. He takes over from Gordon Archibald, who moves into the role of Cyber Futures lead and CTO to drive cyber strategy and investment into next-generation solutions.

Verbree has spent a combined two decades at the KPMG, first coming on board as a graduate intern in 1999. He later joined for a 14-year consulting stint, rising to director, before taking on a European director role with Australian IoT start-up Localz over two years.

Martijn Verbree named as KPMG’s new national cyber leader

In 2016, he joined KPMG’s London office as a partner and established the firm’s Corporates Cyber Security team, before transferring to the firm’s Australia partnership in January.

“I’m thrilled to step into this important role in one of the priority investment areas of the firm,” Verbree said, noting that more than 100 new cyber team members had been recruited over the past six months, with more expected to join during the year. “As well as bringing together the diverse ranges of competencies across the firm, my goal will be to evolve our whole-of-firm approach to cyber, drawing upon the large range of expertise within KPMG.”

Verbree also noted that in addition to hundreds of specialists, the firm’s cyber practice now includes 14 partners, including the recent additions of Stuart Mort, Natasha Passley and Gergana Winzer.