Deborah Henderson joins KPMG's advisory business as partner

02 October 2022 Consultancy.com.au 1 min. read
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KPMG has welcomed a new female partner to its ranks: Deborah Henderson, who crosses from a Big Four rival.

Based in Brisbane, Henderson has been named a partner in KPMG’s Data and Cloud practice within Advisory. In the role, she helps the firm’s clients with transitioning into data-led enterprises from inception through to execution, bringing together data, analytics, cloud and technology services.

Henderson’s main area of focus will be on environmental, social and governance data (ESG) data offerings across KPMG’s management consulting services.

Deborah Henderson, Partner, KPMG

She joined KPMG last month from PwC, where she National Data and Analytics Lead for the firm’s Microsoft offerings. Earlier, she held several roles in data and technology in retail, government, and technology consulting (Accenture and Avanade).

“I have always been fascinated with the evolution of information. I could see early on the power of data as an asset, and how it was going to shape the future,” said Henderson.

“I am excited to leverage my extensive experience across the entire data value chain to help humans (and computers) make more informed, more timely decisions with positive impact by leveraging the power of data and technology.”

Reflecting on her ESG focus, she said: “ESG underpins everything we do and the decisions we make today will shape the way we live in the future.”

“The demands of ESG will require organisations to inspire confidence across multiple stakeholders with different interests. Having curated, trusted data to measure and report on progress is fundamental to empowering change and necessary to build trust with customers, credibility with employees and meet increasingly complex regulatory requirements that have a positive impact on society.”

“I am looking forward to help KPMG teams champion ESG data and create superior outcomes for our clients and society, whilst having some fun along the way.”