David Linke

Global Head of Tax & Legal Services

KPMG International

Organisations of all sizes are facing increasing exposure to new trends in regulation. As Global Head of Tax & Legal Services, David leads our global network of tax and legal professionals to work with multinational businesses to respond to those demands and create value.

KPMG Tax & Legal professionals are focused on bringing our professional experience and acumen, global capabilities and connectivity, and technology-powered solutions to the most complex tax and legal challenges and transformation projects that tax leaders face.

David has extensive experience working with multinational organisations around the world on a range of tax and legal matters. With a deep expertise in structuring and cross-border mergers, and a passion for accelerating digitalisation within tax, he sees his role as being a catalyst for problem solving to the complex business challenges that leaders face as they navigate the often volatile and constantly changing environment.

David started with KPMG Australia in 1993 and has taken on various roles within the firm. He held the role of Asia Pacific Regional Leader for Tax, as well as the Head of Tax, Deals & Legal for KPMG Australia, where he was responsible for managing a market-leading tax technology and innovation team in Australia.

As tax and legal business leaders strive to evolve their functions for the new complexities they face, David is passionate about the work KPMG professionals do to help tax and legal leaders achieve their targeted operating models, adapt to regulatory change and add more value to the business and beyond.

  • Business tax reform
  • Corporate Tax
  • Legal Services
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Change
  • Research and development
  • Tax
  • Tax regulation and compliance policies
  • Transactions
  • Bachelor of Economics

  • Bachelor of Laws

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

  • Fellow of the Tax Institute