David Linke, currently KPMG’s head of corporate tax, has been promoted to national managing partner, tax.
Mr Linke is currently a lead partner on several of the firm’s major tax accounts and has almost 20 years’ experience advising financial sponsors and Australian listed companies on transactions, as well as international and M&A tax issues.
Gary Wingrove, the firm’s chief executive, said he was delighted to be able to promote from within following a rigorous validation process, which considered a number of internal and external candidates, both domestic and international.
“It is a credit to the quality of our upcoming leaders that ultimately the best candidate came from within the firm,” he said.
“David will drive an aggressive investment program for the Tax practice. His strengths are respected within the firm and the Australian market and will be critical for pursuing the market leading position for KPMG’s tax practice.”
Ms Garnon will remain with KPMG to launch a new ‘people advisory’ collaboration offering between the firm’s tax and advisory practices, and will continue to build out KPMG’s legal services practice.
Mr Wingrove acknowledged the significant contribution Ms Garnon had made while holding the leadership role.
“Rosheen is a highly respected senior partner with KPMG internationally. In her capacity as a member of the KPMG International Tax Steering Group she has been a strong contributor to the firm’s global strategic tax agenda, most recently leading a review of KPMG’s global tax technology.
“She has been passionate and prominent in advocating for reform of Australia’s tax laws, including representing the firm last month at the Senate inquiry into tax avoidance and minimisation,” Mr Wingrove said.