KPMG promotes Luke Drummond to Head of Alliances for APAC

23 March 2022 1 min. read
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Big Four firm KPMG has promoted Luke Drummond to Head of Alliance for the Asia Pacific region.

The Sydney-based partner has been with KPMG for over a decade, originally serving in the areas of risk consulting and assurance business development, before more recently heading up the firm’s strategic alliances with technology partners.

Most recently, Drummond was the regional alliances director for Oracle across Asia Pacific, before that, he held the same roles for KPMG’s partnerships with AWS and IBM.

KPMG promotes Luke Drummond to Head of Alliance for APAC

He will now leverage his 30+ years of experience in sales execution and client relationship management in technology and professional services to lead KPMG’s alliances across Asia Pacific, spanning twelve member firms. His remit includes building relationships, solution development, building pipeline with member firms and a focus on large scale transformation opportunities.

Drummond succeeds Renee DeLaine, who recently joined Dell Technologies as senior director for global alliances. DeLaine joined KPMG four and half years ago to build up its channel and alliances arm, working closely with Drummond in the process.

KPMG has over the past years significantly grown its alliances ecosystem in Australia, accelerated by a number of acquisitions. Last week, the Big Four firm acquired Rubicon Red, an IT consultancy specialised in a range of technology stacks including Appian, AWS, MuleSoft, Oracle, Snowflake, and Workato.

Last year, the Big Four firm bolted-on Oracle platinum partner Certus Asia Pacific, and earlier, KPMG purchased Murex software specialist IT Markets (2016) and Microsoft partner Hands-On Systems (2015).