KPMG appoints nine new partners

KPMG's new partners focus on audit, agricultural business, cybersecurity and IT, tax and data and analytics.
KPMG's nine new partners.

KPMG has appointed nine partners to the firm, taking the total number across the firm to 88.

In Christchurch, Matt Kinraid joins the partnership as an audit partner specialising in assurance with a particular focus on financial statement audit.

Brent Love is a new enterprise partner in Timaru, working with agriculture businesses and rural families.

In Auckland, seven new leaders join the partnership. Bineeta Nand is a new internal audit & risk management partner, with a particular focus on the financial services industry while Richard Tims is a new addition to the firm as a cyber-security partner, with experience across a broad range of IT and security domains.

New financial risk management partner Rajesh Megchiani is passionate about providing advisory services to entities in the financial sector and new audit partner Geoff Lewis focuses on advising medium-large private businesses and corporates in the construction, infrastructure and technology sectors.

Partner Nisha Blanchard specialises in tax advisory and tax deal advisory services while Nick Hope helps clients reimagine tax – taking a holistic look at how technology and innovation can be leveraged to elevate tax functions.

Steve Hastings joined the partnership last year to establish KPMG New Zealand’s Lighthouse division – a centre of excellence for data and analytics that inform key business questions around customer experience, risk management, growth, cost efficiency and innovation.

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