David Sutton

Head of Auckland Consulting

KPMG in New Zealand

David leads governance, risk management and internal audit services for KPMG NZ. He works extensively with Boards and Executive teams to provide insights on risks to an organisation’s strategy and approaches to managing those risks in an increasingly complex and interconnected environment, alongside changing stakeholder expectations. He is also a key facilitator and course developer for the NZ Institute of Directors on risk-related courses. Having been with KPMG for the past decade, David previously led risk and internal audit teams for iconic NZ organisations including Telecom NZ and Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited. He was also heavily involved advising on the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley for Microsoft Corp in the US and Shell Global in the UK and Europe. David is a previous Chair of the NZ Institute of Internal Auditors and is a fellow and life member. He was awarded NZ Internal Auditor of the Year in 2011. He is also a fellow member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

  • BCom, Accounting - University of Auckland

  • Advisory Governance, risk and compliance integrated assurance Internal Audit and SOAS Strategic Sourcing Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services Risk Consulting Risk Management