Luke Howman-Giles

Partner, Forensic

KPMG Australia

Luke is passionate about assisting clients to conduct financial investigations or to resolve complex quantum and accounting issues.

Since Luke first joined KPMG in 2002, he has spent his career working as a forensic accountant on matters across Asia Pacific, Europe, Central and South America. He particularly enjoys the variety of the cases that he is engaged on - with each new case comes a unique set of challenges to work through. His experience has ranged from leading small and large complex investigations into fraud, bribery and corruption to the preparation of independent expert reports on business interruption, economic loss and post-acquisition disputes.

A considerable part of Luke’s work is the analysis of large volumes of data and the preparation of comprehensive reports that enable his clients and the courts to quickly navigate complex issues. The advances in data analytics and forensic technology tools enable Luke and his team to rapidly navigate through all types of structured and unstructured data to isolate pertinent information.

Areas of expertise:

  • The preparation of expert reports regarding business interruption, assessments of economic loss, valuations and post-acquisition disputes.
  • The investigation of matters relating to financial crime.
  • The provision of advice to clients on the prevention, detection and response to financial crime. 
  • The project management of large scale claim assessments.
  • The provision of integrity and anti-bribery and corruption due diligence as part of local and international corporate transactions.
  • Advisory
  • Forensic
  • Risk Consulting
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting), University of Sydney

  • Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies), University of Sydney

  • Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia and New Zealand)

  • CFA Charterholder

  • Certificate IV in Government (Investigations)

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia and New Zealand)

  • Member of the CFA Society, Sydney