Souella Cumming

Partner, KPMG

Souella is a partner in KPMG New Zealand based in Wellington and leads KPMG New Zealand’s Government Advisory Services. She has over 25 years experience in providing risk management, internal audit, project advisory and governance services to a range of public and private sector clients in New Zealand and overseas. She works extensively with Audit and Risk Committees providing good practice advice, and assurance to Committees on risk management and internal audit activity. Souella’s risk management experience includes providing risk management services to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Prior to her involvement in the provision of internal audit and assurance services, Souella’s background included providing external audit services to clients in the finance, retail, service and manufacturing industries. More recently Souella has been involved in working with not-for-profit and government and non-government organisations and she has experience of assessing governance structures and working with board and audit committees to implement best practice.

Souella is an independent director of the Order of St John in New Zealand and chairs the St John Risk and Audit committee. She is a member of Zonta International, a not-for-profit organisation involved in advancing the status of women, and chairs the Zonta International Finance Committee.

Souella is married to Brian, and has one son, Timothy.

Souella enjoys travel and has a developing interest in Formula One racing.