KPMG kickstarts 2024 with newly-promoted and recruited partners

03 January 2024 3 min. read
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Professional services firm KPMG will begin the new year with a number of newly-promoted and recruited partners across its Australian offices.

While KPMG’s Australian offices are currently closed for the holidays, a number of the firm’s professionals will be returning to work as partners after receiving end-of-the-year promotions, with seven so far celebrating their milestones on business network LinkedIn.

The firm’s partnership ranks will also be boosted by the arrival of former PwC national education leader Chris Matthews.

KPMG kickstarts 2024 with newly-promoted and recruited partners

Chris Matthews
Based out of Melbourne, Matthews has been with PwC for more than two decades, first joining as an insurance & investment management graduate in the UK. Since then, he has spent time as COO of PwC’s national risk & capital management unit, finance consulting lead for Victoria, and as head of the firm’s Australian education & skills practice – having delivered more than 200 projects for over 30 academic institutions in the latter role.

“Having started as a vacationer in the Birmingham office, I have had the unbelievable fortune and privilege to have worked in all divisions of the firm, across multiple continents with clients in many industries before finding my home in the education sector,” Matthews wrote in a farewell post to LinkedIn, stating that after a refresh he would again “get up every day to try and make our education system fairer, more inclusive and equitable.”

Keirstyn Spencer
A leader of KPMG’s local government practice in Queensland, Spencer has been bumped up to enterprise advisory partner in Brisbane after first joining the firm in 2021, before which she served as professional services director for local consultancy Redman Solutions and spent over a decade in public service strategy leadership roles with Queensland Health and the Brisbane City Council.

Jas Singh
Among its newest assurance partners, Singh is a member of KPMG’s consumer & industrial markets division in Sydney. He has been with the firm for more than a decade and a half, and holds business accounting and law degrees from the University of Technology Sydney.

Matt Brunton
Brunton becomes a partner in KPMG’s audit & assurance team in Sydney, where he serves clients in the insurance, banking, & wealth management sector. Joining in 2009, Brunton has spent the past decade and a half at KPMG, including a two-year stint as a senior manager in the UK.

Michelle Swift
A member of its growing Newcastle office, Swift joins KPMG’s audit & assurance enterprise partnership after returning to the fold as a senior audit manager from DFK Crosbie (Pitcher Partners) in 2021 – prior to which she served in the firm’s South African branch.

Adi Galimidi
A York University business administration graduate, Galimidi becomes a partner in Sydney after more than a decade and a half with the firm, having worked in the areas of financial services and assurance in Canada, the US and Australia since joining in 2007.

Craig Robinson
Robinson has been made a partner in KPMG’s People Services division, having crossed from a global mobility vice president role with Merrill Lynch in 2018. Previously, Robinson spent a decade at PwC, joining the firm in the UK in 2007 before transferring to Sydney five years on.

Kar Lim
A tech-focused consultant with the enterprise advisory team in Melbourne, Kar Lim has been with KPMG since 2016, before which he spent the best part of a decade with local digital advisory Object Consulting prior to its acquisition by DWS (since acquired in turn by HCLTech).