KPMG New Zealand adds 11 members to 100-strong partnership

26 March 2023 5 min. read
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Eleven new members have been added to KPMG New Zealand’s partnership so far this year across a number of offices and service lines, with the local branch now boasting more than 100 partners.

The New Zealand branch of professional services firm KPMG has jumped into the new year with the promotion of eleven new partners, including four each in Auckland and Wellington, two in Hamilton, and one in Timaru

“KPMG New Zealand’s new partners have outstanding reputations in their respective fields, reflecting the breadth of expertise and fresh perspectives they bring to the firm’s leadership,” stated CEO Godfrey Boyce.

KPMG New Zealand adds 11 members to 100-strong partnership

Nicola Raynes
The firm’s national industry leader for Financial Services, Raynes becomes a consulting partner in Auckland after first joining KPMG in mid-2012 and spending a two-and-a-half-year stint as a capital senior manager at Westpac before her return in 2016. Previously, she spent a decade between Ulster Bank in Ireland, including as head of regulatory assurance, and locally at Deloitte, the latter where she served as a tax consultant for three years.

David Shields
Shields joined KPMG in 2011 after five years at Grant Thornton in corporate finance. A member of the deal advisory team out of Auckland, Shields’ specialises in valuations, financial modelling and capital markets transactions, with expertise in areas such as appraisal reports and purchase price allocation. His more than fifteen years of industry experience includes eighteen months in economic and valuation services with KPMG in Silicon Valley.

Byran Theunisen
Theunisen joined KPMG in 2008, and has steadily worked his way up the ranks to partner over the past fifteen years – more than ten of those while gaining experience in research and development (R&D) funding. A member of the firm’s innovation & growth team out of Auckland, Theunisen supports businesses both new to the government funding landscape and those seeking to optimise returns, as well as providing advice to government on policy.

Andrew Naughton
A specialist in auditing banks, insurers and wealth management companies, newly admitted financial services partner Andrew Naughton has spent the majority of his 13-year post university career in KPMG’s Auckland office, minus a brief stint with the firm in Amsterdam. In addition to his wide-ranging audit experience, Naughton has also previously provided various risk consulting services within the financial services sector.

Emma Duggan
Another member of the audit and assurance team, Duggan splits her time between KPMG’s Auckland and Hamilton offices, where she serves clients across a range of sectors including agribusiness, manufacturing and construction. Duggan first joined KPMG in Dublin in 2010, via which she spent three years on secondment to New Zealand before transferring permanently in 2018. She has also spent a six-month secondment at Mediaworks.

Dylan Shell
Also in Hamilton, Shell is a partner in KPMG’s private enterprise practice with a financial accounting background, serving privately-owned businesses across a range of industries on strategy, risk management, process improvement, and change management among other areas, including in the capacity of virtual CFO. Shell has been with KPMG for more than twelve years across three stints, first joining in 2004 and most recently returning in 2018.

Kirill Voronchev
Voronchev is a consulting partner in Wellington with expertise in assurance, risk management and governance and a decade and a half of Big Four experience. First joining PwC in Russia in 2008, Voronchev crossed with the firm to New Zealand four years later, before then spending a four year stint with Deloitte. He was more recently an associate partner at Crowe, before joining KPMG in 2021, where he most commonly serves public sector clients.

Emma Baines
Baines has been made a tax partner in Wellington, where she works in deals advisory specialising in business restructures and M&A transactions. Baines, who joined KPMG in 2010 on the back of a commerce and administration degree with the Victoria University of Wellington, also serves local and international clients in the area of tax advisory and compliance. In addition, she is the chair of the local chapter of the Women’s Infrastructure Network.

Michael Barnes
Barnes is one of two new Deal Advisory partners in Wellington, with around a decade and a half of experience in advising clients across a wide range of sectors, especially those in the energy, infrastructure, financial services, transport, agribusiness and consumer goods industries. Presently, Barnes specialises in investment and corporate advisory projects including valuation, mergers and acquisitions, financing and due diligence.

Istvan Csorogi
Csorogi has also been made a deal advisory partner in Wellington, after crossing from KPMG’s UK TMT strategy team a decade ago. Altogether, Csorgi has spent more than twenty-three years at the firm across two stints, and has a wealth of strategic, commercial and financial analysis experience in support of deal-driven growth strategies and investments in infrastructure, technology and new service delivery models for public and private sector clients.

Daniel Webber
Finally, Daniel Webber has been made a private enterprise partner in Timaru, after rejoining KPMG from Ernst & Young in 2010, where he had spent the prior three years following an earlier career start as a consultant with KPMG’s corporate recovery team in Christchurch. Webber serves privately-owned businesses across a wide range of sectors in areas such as forecasting, valuations, transactions, tax advisory, financing, and turnaround.