Ted Surette

Global Head of Power & Utilities and National Industry Leader, Energy & Natural Resources

KPMG Australia

Ted is a leader in the energy and resources sector and a specialist in the key areas of technology, energy transition, and business transformation. In addition to his client work, Ted holds two key positions: Head of KPMG’s Global Power & Utility Sector, and KPMG Australia’s Energy & Natural Resources leader.

Ted champions cross-functional teams serving multinationals and global organisations to find the right consulting, deal, tax, legal and audit solutions needed to meet their goals. He is hands-on, on-the-ground, and on site, offering the right advice to clients so they can be more efficient, more productive – and flourish. Ted is also recognised for his ability to help leverage innovative technologies and transition to a less-carbon intensive economy. 

As an ENR industry commentator, Ted speaks on many topics including energy transition, global power trends, and adoption of new technologies. Indeed, over a career spanning three decades at KPMG, Ted has built a world-class reputation as an ENR thought leader.

Armed with a smart-phone and a tripod, from winds farms in Canada and solar rooftops in Europe, to lithium mines in Western Australia, his Ted Talks To series, reflects his unconventional yet insightful approach to industry issues.


Areas of expertise

Technology      Energy transition      Business transformation

  • Alternative energy
  • Energy
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Mega trends
  • Power and Utilities
  • Power and utilities transformation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Transformation
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais, BA Accounting 1984-1988

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada

  • Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants