KPMG New Zealand announced that Seshani Bala recently joined the firm as General Counsel, effective August 2021. In this role, she leads KPMG’s legal function, guiding the firm on all legal and governance issues. Seshani will report to Risk Management Partner, Paul Herrod and KPMG CEO, Godfrey Boyce.
In 2019, Seshani was recognised in The Legal500's General Counsel Powerlist as one of Australia's most innovative and influential in-house lawyers. Prior to KPMG, Seshani was Group Executive and General Counsel at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She also held global General Counsel roles for various FMCG and technology companies and worked in private legal practice at Clayton Utz and Bell Gully.
Seshani is currently based in Sydney, Australia where she will wait until borders re-open before safely returning to New Zealand where she will be based in the KPMG Auckland office.