Matthew McDonnell is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University in NSW. He spent over 24 years at KPMG, including 10 years as a partner. He has a broad range of industry experience and corporate governance acumen, having delivered audit, accounting and advisory services across a wide range of sectors. Mr McDonnell worked in KPMG's Australia and US offices, covering financial services, transport, industrial markets, health, childcare and energy. He has experience in restructures, acquisitions, divestments, privatisations and other significant financial transactions. Mr McDonnell was notably involved in Queensland Government restructures and privatisations; Linc Energy’s re-listing on the Singapore Exchange; and acquisitions such as Virgin Australia’s purchase of Skywest.