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New indigenous services leader for big 4 firm


KPMG has appointed a new director to its Arrilla Indigenous Services practice in Perth, who has 20 years' experience in indigenous affairs.

By Lara Bullock 9 minute read

KPMG has announced the appointment of Glen Kelly as director of its specialist consulting practice, KPMG Arrilla Indigenous Services.

Mr Kelly, who is a Noongar man from the lower south-west, has 20 years' experience in Aboriginal affairs, Native Title, community development and Indigenous land management at local, national and international levels.

In his new role, Mr Kelly will collaborate with clients to build Indigenous businesses, advise on the delivery of Indigenous projects, and support government and corporate clients to meet their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) targets.


“For many years, KPMG has been committed to the empowerment of Indigenous communities and their people, and it’s important to us that we service both Indigenous and non-Indigenous business to create a sustainable economic, social and cultural outcome,” said Gary Smith, chairman of KPMG’s Western Australian office.

“I am proud of the trust we are afforded by many organisations as a leading service provider that balances economic and cultural focus. Glen’s decision to lead our aspirations in this area is a tremendous lift to our capability to assist Indigenous people and businesses.”

Mr Kelly said: “I firmly believe that Indigenous culture contains many insights and values that are of benefit to Australian society.”

“I am very excited to join KPMG and have the opportunity to share my experience with our public sector and corporate clients, and provide socially constructive solutions to meet their organisations’ needs.”

Prior to joining KPMG Mr Kelly was the CEO of the National Native Title Council, and prior to that was the CEO of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) for nearly a decade, where he was the chief negotiator for the Noongar people with the Western Australian state government to achieve the South West Native Title Settlement.

Lara Bullock


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