National Chairman, KPMG Australia
Alison Kitchen is the National Chairman of KPMG Australia. She is responsible first and foremost for holding the firm to the highest professional standards of governance, quality and integrity to engender the trust of KPMG’s people, clients and community.
Alison represents the Australian firm across the KPMG, network serving as a member of KPMG’s Global and Regional Boards, and Chair of KPMG’s Global Audit Quality Committee.
Alison provides leadership to the firm’s Partners and people and is focused on ensuring the firm is resilient and well positioned to emerge from COVID-19 with sustainable growth to ensure future success. She has a focus on diversity and inclusion, specifically aimed at providing opportunities for all the firm’s people to be the best they can be - regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation.
In her market facing role, Alison is focused on building support for recognition of a broader approach to stakeholder capitalism to rebuild trust in our institutions.
Alison has held a variety of management and governance roles within the partnership and has served as a non-Executive Director on a range of not for profit organisations.
Alison has worked in geographically diverse and complex operating environments providing advice on a range of topics including audit, risk management, internal controls, business processes and regulatory change across a diverse range of industries including energy, mining, transport and consumer goods and financial services.
During her time at KPMG Alison has also served as lead audit partner on five ASX Top 50 companies with global operations, and has significant public transaction experience with those clients.
Outside of KPMG, Alison is on the board of Directors at Belvoir Theatre, and at the Australian National University Foundation. At BCA, Alison is Chair of The Women’s Participation Taskforce.