KPMG honours thirteen employees with annual Limelight Awards

27 December 2023 4 min. read
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Thirteen members of KPMG’s 10,000-strong Australian headcount have received annual employee Limelight Awards.

The Australian branch of professional services firm KPMG has issued its prestigious internal Limelight Awards, which celebrate outstanding employees who consistently deliver impactful work and embody the firm’s values in their daily actions.

Altogether thirteen professionals were recognised from various practices across the country, the awardees ranging from manager level through to associate director.

KPMG honours thirteen employees with annual Limelight Awards

Many of this year’s recipients are associated with KPMG’s ‘IT’s Her Future’ initiative, which was launched in Australia at the beginning of the year and aims to promote greater gender diversity within the firm’s technology segment as well in as broader community. Limelight awardee Elizabeth Jessop transferred from KPMG’s UK branch to Melbourne as a program associate director in January.

Joining as an audit trainee in 2013, Jessop has now spent a decade with the Big Four firm, including stints in Cambridge and London, and has been consistently recognised for her efforts toward diversity & inclusion and workplace equality. In 2020, while also co-chairing KPMG’s disability network WorkAbility, she received the Chief Executive Award from international accounting body ICAS.

Another member of the firm’s Connected Technology Group to receive a Limelight award is Jessop’s Sydney-based colleague Sandrine Foskett, who was promoted to business services senior consultant mid-year after joining the firm on the back of an internship in 2021. Foskett serves as the leader of the ‘IT’s Her Future’ events stream, which includes panels, courses, and networking among other activities.

“Super thrilled that our amazing team has clinched the 3rd place in the firm-wide Limelight Awards,” Foskett stated. “A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported and contributed energy and time to our cause. And of course a massive shout out to the team that makes it all possible. This is a side of desk passion project for many of us, so to have our work recognised at the highest level means a lot.”

Others to receive a 2023 Limelight Award, for their involvement in the ‘IT’s Her Future’ prorgam or on other social and workplace impact initiatives, include:

Sarah Belin: KPMG’s Strategic Inclusion Programs lead out of Melbourne since mid-2022, who first joined the firm as a communications manager in Sydney from Gilbert + Tobin in 2017.

Charlotte Dainton: Consultant in the firm’s Sydney office who joined KPMG at the beginning of the year following the completion of a psychology degree with Macquarie University.

Sam Gathercole: Brisbane-based employment tax senior consultant who has been with KPMG for the past three years after completing a law degree with QUT and working as an AML analyst with BOQ.

Damanjot Mann: Digital delivery manager in KPMG’s business services division in Sydney with the firm since early 2022. Mann is also the co-founder and head female coach of Kings Cricket Academy.

An Pham: ‘Safeguarding Advisory’ senior consultant with KPMG’s audit & assurance team who joined the firm in 2021 bringing a law graduate background from the University of Melbourne.

Victoria Redford: Enterprise associate director in KPMG’s Sydney office who has been with the firm since 2008, before which she spent eight years with enterprise search software company ISYS.

Cassandra Seibold: Associate director with KPMG’s Melbourne risk consulting team focused on the health and human services sector. Joined in 2015 following a business economics double from Monash.

Annie Stevenson: Senior DevOps Engineer and manager who crossed to the firm’s Sydney branch in 2022 after eighteen months with KPMG London, before which she was a campus ambassador at PwC.

Greg Thom: ‘Emerging talent’ manager with KPMG’s People & Inclusion team in Melbourne who joined from GHD in 2022 and has served as national consulting and business services talent lead.

Daniella Wiggins: Technology advisory management consultant who joined in Sydney at the beginning of the year following a business and information technology degree with UTS.

Jo Wilson: Microsoft alliance manager who is coming up on her three-year anniversary with the firm, having graduated with a science and business management double through UQ.