Damian Ryan

Tax National Sector Leader, Asset & Wealth Management

KPMG Australia

Damian is recognised as one of the leading tax advisers and thinkers in the superannuation and funds management industry and has been either the Lead Partner or Lead Tax Partner on numerous superannuation and managed fund client engagements.

He has over 25 years’ experience in corporate tax, including more than 12 years as a Tax Partner at KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG, Damian worked as a tax advisor in top tier law and accounting firms within Australia.

As a Tax Partner in our Financial Services tax practice, he specialisies in superannuation, funds management, custody and property. He leads the Superannuation & Funds Management tax practice in KPMG’s Sydney and Brisbane offices.

Damian has been at the forefront of tax reform for both superannuation and managed funds and was part of the private consultation, often representing ASFA along with Treasury and the ATO.

His client base includes:

  • superannuation funds, including public sector, industry, retail and corporate
  • managed funds, across all asset classes
  • custodians
  • administrators, both internal and external.
  • Asset Management
  • Corporate Tax
  • Financial Services
  • Management Consulting
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Tax planning
  • Wealth Asset Management
  • Bachelor of Economics, Sydney University

  • Bachelor of Laws, NSW University

  • Master of Laws (with Honours), Sydney University

  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1994

  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales

  • Member, Taxation Institute of Australia

  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

  • RG 146 Superannuation