KPMG Australia today announced the appointment of Tim Robinson as its new Partner-in-charge for Technology Consulting where he will lead the firm’s 1,200 strong team of technology and business specialists.

Robinson has over two decades of experience in managing highly complex transformation programs and ensuring that the deployment of technology is directly aligned with business goals. He has been a partner within the KPMG technology advisory business for over seven years, having joined through the acquisition of Markets IT, the technology business he founded in 2011.

He replaces outgoing head of technology consulting Richard Marrison, who has been promoted to KPMG’s Head of Technology Consulting for Asia Pacific and Partner-in-Charge for KPMG Australia’s Deals Enablement and Review Board.

In his new role leading technology consulting services, Robinson will be responsible for building upon the firm’s leadership in key areas of business transformation, supporting clients on large complex technology-related projects, as well as driving forward the firm’s work on emerging tech such as AI. He will also focus on increasing KPMG’s engagement with major alliance partners.

Paul Howes, KPMG Australia’s National Managing Partner, Consulting commented: “We are delighted to have Tim step up to lead our technology consulting business and help more Australian organisations to successfully unlock the power of tech. Beyond his technical know-how, Tim is a business founder and leader who is hugely respected amongst his team, clients and industry peers. We also congratulate Richard on his promotion to a senior regional role at KPMG, having steered the tech team here for ten years.”

KPMG’s Technology Consulting team delivers a comprehensive range of client solutions across technology enablement and implementation, as well as offering market-leading capabilities in areas such as data and analytics, cyber security and technology risk.

Tim Robinson, KPMG Australia’s Partner-in-Charge, Technology Consulting, commented: “I’m excited to be taking on the challenge of developing the firm’s capabilities during what is being called “the fourth industrial revolution” – a neologism capturing the rapid technological advancement in the 21st century. For years, our team has been the driving force behind our clients moving onto cloud-based systems, and that work will continue, but it is the first step in a wider evolution.”

“The makeup of the KPMG team is one of our major strengths in market. We have the right mix of young people, and those with decades of industry experience, to ensure we are steering in the right direction and combining business experience with technology knowledge. This means we are well positioned to give our clients the right advice and help them implement new solutions such as AI well into the future,” he added.

Tim’s appointment will be effective from 1 January 2024.

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