Denise McComish
CEW Board


Denise McComish is a partner at KPMG Australia, one of the world’s largest and most respected professional services firms. She was a member of KPMG’s National Board for 6 years until 2018 and recently served as KPMG’s National Mining Sector leader. Denise provides audit and advisory services to major companies in a variety of industries across mining, infrastructure and financial services. Denise has been a partner with KPMG for 30 years and has a reputation within the industry as a premier audit partner with outstanding technical knowledge.

Denise has contributed to ensuring KPMG continues to win the accolade of Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. She has acts as a mentor both informally, which have included the formal programs for McKinsey’s ‘Remarkable Women’ and UWA MBA mentor program.

She has been a member of the Takeovers Panel since 2013 and was formerly a member of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (2011 – 2014). Denise was a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board for six years (1993-1999). Denise also serves on the Board of Beyond Blue Limited.

Denise was a member of Council (2007-2016) and Pro-Chancellor at Edith Cowan University and currently chairs ECU’s Advisory Board for the School of Business and Law. Denise was awarded a Doctorate in Business Honoris causa from Edith Cowan University in 2016 and was recognised in the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in 2018.