Carmel is a member of the KPMG Australia Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the governance and stewardship of the Australian Partnership. She is also the Office Chair of KPMG in Victoria and a senior partner in KPMG’s advisory practice. As Office Chair, she has oversight of the 165 partners and 2,800 staff that reside in Victoria. Carmel has responsibility for all Victorian client facing activities and major events.
Carmel's industry specialisation is in the banking and finance sector. Since joining KPMG in 1989 she has gained significant experience in the financial services industry particularly their finance, risk, governance and internal audit functions.
Carmel has a strong passion and belief in equality and particularly the inequality representative in the government and corporate sectors from a lack of diversity in leadership. She devotes her time to numerous organisations such as Women Corporate Directors and the 30% Club. She is a director of UN Women Australia, Women Corporate Directors Australia Ltd and a founding member and Steering Committee Member of the 30% Club in Australia.
She is also a member of the Risk and Audit Committee of Melbourne Girls Grammar School. In this role she utilises her finance, risk and board governance experience to assist the school to manage its risk and compliance obligations.