Andrew Yates
KPMG Australia

Andrew Yates

Andrew Yates joined the Champions of Change Founding Group in 2021.

Andrew was appointed Chief Executive of KPMG Australia on 1 July 2021.

As CEO, Andrew is ultimately responsible for the strategy, culture and operations of KPMG Australia, and leads the principal executive body of the firm, the National Executive Committee (NEC).  He is also a member of the KPMG Australia Board.

Andrew is committed to KPMG Australia being purpose led and creating a culture based on energy, aspiration and inclusion.  In Andrew’s words, KPMG ‘protects, transforms, and grows, society and people’s lives’. His personal motivation is to lead KPMG to create broad opportunities for its people and deliver quality, meaningful service to its clients.

Andrew’s most recent leadership role has been as National Managing Partner – Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting, overseeing the firm’s audit and risk consulting practices, a role which saw him represent the firm at the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services inquiry into the Regulation of Auditing in Australia.

Growing up in Canberra and attending ANU, Andrew joined KPMG’s audit practice in 1990.  During his time with the firm, Andrew worked for three years serving HSBC in our Hong Kong practice during the 1990s, and serving Citigroup in our New York office in 2008 and 2009.  He has led some of our largest client relationships in Australia, including ANZ, IAG, Qantas, Sydney Airport, Perpetual Limited, Link Market Services and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Andrew is married with two children.

Updates from the Founding Group

Champions of Change Founding Group

Andrew Yates is a Member of the Champions of Change Founding Group. The Founding Group was established in 2010 and comprises CEOs, Board Directors, Commonwealth Government Department Secretaries, University and Military leaders. Members of the Founding Group are committed to advance gender equality across their organisations and across the country. They focus on action in the areas of women’s representation in leadership, talent development, accountability and public advocacy.