KPMG New Zealand is pleased to continue its commitment of providing expert advice to Kiwi businesses through the promotion of five new partners within the firm.

KPMG’s new partners have outstanding reputations in their respective fields, reflecting the diverse expertise and perspectives they bring to the firm’s clients.  

“I’m excited to announce the appointment of these five exceptional individuals. Their addition to the firm’s leadership strengthens our ability to navigate business challenges and unlock growth opportunities for our clients,” says KPMG New Zealand Chief Executive, Jason Doherty.

“Our recent partnership promotions play an integral part in our journey of building an inclusive and equitable workforce that reflects the diverse communities of Aotearoa that we live and work in, alongside our purpose of fuelling  the prosperity of New Zealand for all New Zealanders - Tītokona tō tātou tōnuitanga, mō Aotearoa, mō tatou.”

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New partners

Ben Szeto – Advisory Partner

Ben provides trusted strategic advice to private and public sector executives.  Ben’s focus is on realisation of outcomes, achieved through strategy execution, service delivery improvements, change management, and portfolio / programme / project management. He has led large-scale and complex organisational change programmes, and is a leader in the firm’s operational improvements team - ensuring changes have sustainable outcomes for citizens and staff. Ben has a deep understanding of the machinery of government and is passionate about supporting organisations to make lasting impact for current and future generations.

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Ben Szeto

Edwina Ma – Tax Partner

Edwina leads KPMG New Zealand’s Tax Dispute Management practice and has advised on a broad range of tax matters. She is passionate about helping clients navigate complex tax challenges, manage tax risk and achieve greater certainty through proactive engagement with Inland Revenue. Edwina has assisted New Zealand listed companies, family-owned businesses, multinationals and high wealth individuals in managing and resolving Inland Revenue audits and disputes.

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Edwina Ma

Jordan Fincham – Tax Partner

A partner in the corporate tax practice, Jordan specialises in providing tax advice to clients in the real estate sector – a sector he is truly passionate about – as well as tax deal advisory services (including buy-side and sell-side tax due diligence and structuring advice). Jordan has broad experience advising both listed and unlisted property groups, land developers, large privately owned groups, private equity funds and a range of large and medium sized corporates in the consumer, construction and education sectors.

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Jordan Fincham

Nicola Owbridge – Management Consulting Partner

Nicola works with New Zealand companies to help them understand what is stopping them from being the best they can be, co-designing new ways of doing business that will make a real impact on the market and implementing change that will deliver on their strategy. As a consultant, Nicola has experience leading organisational wide transformation and change programmes as well as targeted operating model and process optimisation projects. Her clients span corporates, financial services and the public sector. 

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Nicola Owbridge

Sanel Tomlinson – Sustainable Value Partner

Sanel has over 25 years’ experience advising clients across industries and geographies with a particular focus on matters affecting business from a finance and corporate reporting perspective. She was previously the Head of Strategy for the External Reporting Board (XRB) and led the initial set up of the Climate Standards project, including acting as the interim Project Director. Sanel was previously a partner at KPMG in China based in Hong Kong, where she advised clients on international financial reporting standards, sustainable/green finance and ESG regulations issued by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Monetary Authority. 

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Sanel Tomlinson

For further information or to organise media interviews, please contact:

Fiona Woolley
Head of Communications & Marketing
KPMG New Zealand
+64 21 455 331


Michelle Littlejohn
Marketing Communications Senior Manager
KPMG New Zealand
+64 21 902 080