Sarah Newman

Director, Climate Change & Sustainability

KPMG Australia

Sarah is Director is an ESG specialist with a passion for retail and consumer market clients. She has broad experience in environmental and decarbonisation strategy, sustainability targets, external reporting, assurance, stakeholder engagement, data analytics and impact measurement.

Sarah has a strong background in sustainability management and governance (environment, people, customers, health, safety, community), coupled with expertise in internal and external audit, risk management and due diligence, which provides a unique skillset from over 15 years of experience. This includes compliance with legislative requirements, strategy development, drafting ESG reports, assurance methodology and tools, circular economy, design of management processes, operational application of corporate and external standards, data analytics and best practice research and benchmarking.

  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Climate change
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate responsibility reporting
  • Environment
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Changes
  • Retail
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability assurance and reporting
  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne)

  • Diploma, Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand

  • Member of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand

  • Certificate in Carbon Accounting

  • Australian Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor (CER)