KPMG Australia has announced the appointment of Tim Robinson as the new partner-in-charge for its Technology Consulting business, effective from the start of 2024. Replacing Richard Marrison, who has been promoted to a regional role, Robinson will head a team of 1,200 technology and business specialists.
Robinson holds over 20 years of experience in the field, having managed several complex transformation programmes. His expertise lies in ensuring that the deployment of technology directly aligns with business objectives. Robinson has been a partner in KPMG’s technology advisory business for over seven years. He made his entry into KPMG through the acquisition of Markets IT, a technology business he founded in 2011.
In his new role, Robinson will be responsible for amplifying the firm's leadership in key areas of business transformation and assisting clients with large technology-related projects. He will also focus on driving the firm's work on emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, and boost KPMG's engagement with its major alliance partners.
Paul Howes, KPMG Australia’s National Managing Partner, Consulting, states, "We are delighted to have Tim step up to lead our technology consulting business and help more Australian organisations to successfully unlock the power of tech." He adds, "Beyond his technical know-how, Tim is a business founder and leader who is hugely respected amongst his team, clients and industry peers. We also congratulate Richard on his promotion to a senior regional role at KPMG, having steered the tech team here for ten years."
Tim Robinson expressed his excitement at the prospect of developing the firm's capabilities during the "fourth industrial revolution". He stressed the significance of the team's diverse blend of youthful vitality and seasoned industry experience in guiding KPMG's clients towards implementing new technology solutions into the future.
"For years, our team has been the driving force behind our clients moving onto cloud-based systems, and that work will continue, but it is the first step in a wider evolution." Robinson says. "We are well positioned to give our clients the right advice and help them implement new solutions such as AI well into the future."