Geoff Wilson’s business experience spans more than 30 years and extends across a broad range of sectors in several leadership roles. Geoff was a Partner at KPMG from 1990 to 2017. He served as CEO for KPMG Australia from 2008 to 2013 and COO for KPMG Asia Pacific from 2013 to 2017, based in Hong Kong. Geoff was also a Partner in KPMG US from 1997-2000, based in Silicon Valley. His other roles at KPMG included Head of Audit and Risk for Australia and Asia Pacific and a member of the Global Audit Leadership from 2002-2008. During his term as Asia Pacific COO, he was a member of the KPMG Asia Pacific Board and Executive Committee, and KPMG Capital and worked closely with KPMG’s global leadership team.
An active leader in the not-for-profit sector, Geoff has spearheaded several initiatives advocating for change. As a founding member of Male Champions of Change – a collective committed to advancing gender equality across the country through women’s representation in leadership, talent development, accountability, and public advocacy – Geoff has raised the issue of women’s representation to the national agenda. He is also Director of Future Generation Global (FGG) – Australia’s first listed investment company which provides Australian investors with access to global fund managers and through forgone management fees, is able to fund social investments in charities supporting youth in crises and youth mental health.
His championing of social issues has also extended across several other key areas, including as a former member of the Chairman’s Panel for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and as an Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. Geoff has also served as a board member of Sydney Festival.
Geoff currently serves as a Director of Nanosonics Limited, HSBC Bank Australia Limited, TOLL Group and ipSCAPE. He is also Audit Committee Chair for Nanosonics, HSBC, FGG and TOLL.
Geoff Wilson assumes the role of Chair of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd. after having joined the Orchestra’s Board in July 2019.