Doug Ferguson is NSW Chair and Head of Asia & International Markets for KPMG. As Chair, he leads more than 280 partners and over 4,300 employees in six office locations across NSW to drive growth and enhance connectivity and culture. He was appointed to this leadership role in March 2019.
Doug commenced his professional career as a graduate with KPMG in Financial Services Audit in the late 1990s before relocating offshore for more than a decade with KPMG in China in the Deals Advisory business. Doug returned in 2012 to lead the Asia & International markets team serving inbound clients from Japan, China, India, South Korea, Indonesia and the Middle East. He continues to lead this Industry team and is a member of the Clients & Markets Executive.
Outside of KPMG, Doug serves on the boards of Reconciliation Australia and Advance.org as well as the Advisory Councils for Asia Society, the BCA’s International Engagement Committee, UNSW CIBEL Law and he is a Trustee of CEDA. He is the Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society Australia, for which he was the Chairman from 2015 to 2020, a Business Champion of the New Colombo Plan and Adjunct Professor for the University of Sydney’s Business School.
With his background studying and working in Asia and with an Asian-Australian family, Doug is a passionate supporter of cultural diversity and inclusion and Australia’s continuing engagement in the Inda-Pacific region.
Doug’s other great interest is agribusiness, fuelled by his family’s cattle grazing business in Central West NSW.