Council Member Profiles
Council Member - Mr Peter Fitzgerald
Mr Peter Fitzgerald was appointed to the University Council by the Council in November 2005. He currently chairs the Risk, Audit and Compliance Committee of Council.
Peter Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Accountancy, in 1980. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia , having been admitted as a member in 1981 following completion of the Professional Year program.
Mr Fitzgerald is a Wollongong local, having attended primary and secondary schools in the area. He is married with five children, the oldest of whom recently graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commerce, while two others are currently enrolled as undergraduate students.
Mr Fitzgerald commenced employment with KPMG in 1977 and was admitted as a Partner of the Wollongong practice in 1988, and is currently the Partner in Charge of that practice. He is also the Chairman of KPMG Australia Regional Partners, comprising five non-metropolitan offices.
Mr Fitzgerald is responsible for providing business advisory and taxation services to clients including income tax, fringe benefits tax, GST, business structuring and commercial business advice. Mr Fitzgerald has previously been the lead audit partner on a number of the larger audit engagements conducted by KPMG Wollongong.
Mr Fitzgerald holds the following professional qualifications:
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
- Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
- Registered Company Auditor
- Registered Tax Agent
Mr Fitzgerald's main industry specializations are property and construction, manufacturing, aged care and professionals.
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