KPMG has announced the appointment of Julie Hare as an associate director in its education sector practice.
Ms Hare, who is the higher education editor of The Australian newspaper, will work with a growing team of specialists in KPMG’s education sector practice, which promotes informed discussion and advises education providers, policymakers and government.
“We see the education sector as an area of strong potential growth for the firm and are actively seeking additional high-quality individuals to further strengthen the breadth and depth of the practice,” said James Hunter, KPMG national managing partner – markets and growth.
“We see improved education as being a critical element of Australia’s productivity challenge.”
Ms Hare will be responsible for writing and presenting high-level issues papers about the future of tertiary education and research in Australia, as well as working with clients on external relations and media communications.
Professor Stephen Parker AO, who is the lead partner of KPMG’s education sector practice, said the firm is “delighted” that Ms Hare is joining the practice.
“She has extensive experience in the tertiary education sector having reported on developing trends, practices and government policy both in Australia and internationally over many years,” Mr Parker said.
“She is ideally placed to help us produce market-leading think-pieces about developments in education, training and research, which will influence the education policy debate in Australia.”