Gemma Livingston

Director Human Rights and Social Impact

KPMG in New Zealand

Gemma leads KPMG’s human rights and social impact offerings in New Zealand. She works with KPMG clients in response to the proposed New Zealand Modern Slavery Legislation, global modern slavery legislation and addressing human rights risks and opportunities in business operations and supply chains. Gemma understands how a business’ operations, including their policies and actions, can impact individuals, groups and broader society. Gemma is an experienced human rights lawyer and has worked as a commercial and criminal litigator across the public, private and community sectors within New Zealand and Australia. She brings experience and insights across all areas of social impact including inclusion, diversity and equity and working with vulnerable communities.

  • Bachelor of Laws: Victoria University of Wellington

  • Bachelor of Commerce: Victoria University of Wellington

  • Principal Solicitor certificate NSW

  • Modern slavery, human rights, ESG, sustainable supply chains, responsible investment, technology and human rights, diversity and inclusion, worker exploitation