KPMG adds six new partners across its Australian offices

12 December 2022 3 min. read
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Promotions-season is well underway, with six partner elevations across KPMG’s Australian offices having been made public to date, including four new members in Sydney.

The professional services firm has admitted six new partners across its Australian offices, with a further raft of end-of-year promotions expected to be announced over the coming days.

Among those joining the partnership team are Christina Vlachos and Adrian Radley of the firm’s Brisbane and Perth offices, together with Sydney-based quartet Kevin Pyeun, Kudzai Chipangura, Yuan Lee, and Shirley Lam.

KPMG adds six new partners across its Australian offices

A former world champion swimmer, Adrian Radley makes partner in Perth, where he heads up the local Operations Consulting practice. Radley has been with KPMG for seven years, joining the firm at the end of 2015 after more than a decade at PwC, latterly as a strategy consulting director. He holds a double degree in commerce and business administration, as well as a Commonwealth Games gold and silver medal.

Christina Vlachos joins KPMG’s partnership in Brisbane after eight years at the firm, including a twelve-month stint on secondment as a senior manager for audit quality with its Port Moresby office in PNG. Vlachos has served as a director in KPMG’s audit division since the beginning of last year, and previously spent two years as an audit supervisor and senior with mid-tier accounting and advisory network Bentleys.

Yuan Lee has been with KPMG for over ten years, with two of those spent as a manager in the firm’s London office. A Sydney-based member of KPMG’s High Growth Ventures team within its entrepreneurial and mid-market Enterprise practice, Lee focuses on providing audit services to fast-growth start-ups and scale-ups, including in the past having supported major international success stories such as Canva and Appen.

The former leader of KPMG Enterprise’s Sydney audit quality group, Kevin Pyeuncurrently serves as a director in the firm’s Audit & Assurance practice, with experience serving clients across a diverse range of sectors including energy & natural resources, technology, and consumer & industrial. He joined KPMG at the end of 2012, after spending two years with RSM following a commerce degree at UNSW.  

Kudzai Chipangura likewise serves in KPMG’s Enterprise practice, since 2019 in the role of Tax Director. He has been with the firm for nine and a half years, joining in 2013 from Newcastle-based financial services outfit Prosperity Advisers Group, where over eight years he worked his way up from trainee accountant to assistant manager. He holds a bachelor of commerce from the University of Newcastle.

Shirley Lam, a specialist in corporate and deals tax within KPMG’s Deals, Tax & Legal practice out of Sydney, will also join the firm’s partnership from the beginning of next year. She holds a commerce degree from UNSW and masters in Tax from the University of Sydney, and has been with KPMG for the past eleven and a half years. Lam was a Tax Advisor of the Year finalist in this year’s annual Tax Institute awards.