CFS Executive GM joins KPMG

Executive Move


KPMG has announced the appointment of Linda Elkins as its national sector leader, asset & wealth management.

Elkins will first join KPMG as a partner on 5 August 2019 before assuming leadership of the asset & wealth management practice, from Paul Howes, on 1 October 2019.

Previously, Elkins spent nine years at CBA, the last seven as executive general manager of Colonial First State. Before this, she held a number of roles in the superannuation industry, most recently as managing director of superannuation at Russell Investments. She is also currently a director of ASFA and has been a member and chair of several committees for both ASFA and the Financial Services Council.

Howes, who has been appointed national managing partner of KPMG Enterprise, said of Elkins appointment: “We are thrilled to appoint someone of Linda’s calibre and experience and look forward to her making a significant contribution to our clients."

He added: "The superannuation sector is going through a period of great change and Linda is ideally placed to steer our practice through this, and further strengthen our client offerings.”


July 2019

Executive General Manager

Colonial First State


October 2019

National Sector Leader, Asset & Wealth Management


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