Global Head of People
Susan Ferrier is Global Head of People for KPMG. She sits on the firm’s Global Management Team and is responsible for designing, developing and activating leading-edge people strategies. She leads the KPMG Global PPC Steering Group, which leads the people strategy for KPMG in 155 countries. Until recently Susan was the Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity for KPMG, responsible for the collaborative design, delivery and activation of an inclusion and diversity strategic framework.
In addition to the above, Susan has been the Client Lead Partner for a major growth education client for KPMG Australia.
Susan has over 30 years of international experience leading large, complex business and people strategies in multinational organisations such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, ING Barings and NatWest Markets. Immediately prior to joining KPMG in 2011 she was at the law firm, Allens.
Susan holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Arts from the University of Sydney and an MBA from Nyenrode Business Universiteit, The Netherlands. She is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute, and a member of the National Presidents Forum.
Under Susan’s leadership, KPMG Australia set targets for gender balance in the KPMG Australian partnership, and has been a strong supporter of KPMG’s internal and external efforts to close the gender pay gap.