The company said in a statement that Katherine Robins (below, left) and Phil Baker (below, right) had joined what it described as an industry-leading team.
Robins has worked in a number of industries, ranging from automotive, telecommunications, mining and high education for more than two decades, with previous stints at Telstra, Deloitte, IBM, and BHP Billiton.
Gordon Archibald, National Partner and leader of KPMG Australia’s Cyber practice, commented: “Cyber security and data privacy have consistently ranked as top priorities for Australian chief executives, and is a strategic growth area for KPMG.
"We are excited to be adding two of Australia’s top cyber experts to our leadership team as we continue to grow and invest in our business, in response to client demands.
"Both Katherine and Phil bring in-depth expertise, and unparalleled technology and cyber skills. They will play a major role helping KPMG to shape the future of how our clients safeguard their digital systems.”
Robins said: "The need for a sophisticated and all-encompassing approach to cyber has never been greater, and KPMG is playing a critical role in supporting clients to deliver effective and efficient security strategies.
"I’m excited to be joining the fast-growing and highly-accomplished team at KPMG, and of course to add my own experience to how we approach cyber in the Australian market."
Baker has worked with Telstra and PwC and spent 25 years with the British and Australian armed forces. He will deal with KPMG clients in Canberra.
Said Baker: “KPMG have made a significant investment in developing the depth of technical skills needed in a modern cyber practice, in areas such as cyber security strategy realisation, cyber risk management, privacy, data security, business resilience and access management.
"I’m looking forward to working with the team here to bring our capabilities to our Canberra and national clients."