Director, Global Public Affairs

22 Aug, 2023


Director, Global Public Affairs

Washington, D.C.

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KPMG is currently seeking a Director, Global Public Affairs to join our Global Corporate Affairs group which is part of KPMG International.


  • Collaborate with global leaders and key member firms to help map and engage non-client external stakeholders, such as business and trade organizations, professional bodies, multilaterals, NGOs, leading thought leaders, academics, analysts and alliance partners
  • Work with member firms to strengthen their own public affairs and public policy positions, leveraging best practice and experience from other parts of the KPMG network / largest eight KPMG firms
  • Help ensure a joined up Public Affairs approach / industry voice with key (to be agreed) multilaterals, working closely with member firms and existing global and regional teams
  • Take a lead in managing relationships with global and regional think tanks and membership related bodies
  • Assist with ensuring that KPMG’s public policy positions inform the decisions of our business leaders on sensitive matters and that the voices of external stakeholders are considered and engaged where necessary in our response
  • Support commercial business development opportunities by demonstrating KPMG insight, convening power and original thinking, with particular emphasis on providing a Public Affairs perspective to our flagship go-to-market campaigns and programs; work to embed all our internal geopolitical and issues management protocols into member firm decision-making


  • Minimum ten years of recent experience in understanding of public affairs / public policy practices, methodologies and trends, as well as traditional media, digital and social media approaches, gained from experience across multiple geographies
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Strong commercial awareness, resilience, cultural understanding and diplomacy; possess experience in stakeholder identification, outreach, and engagement; proven track record in Public Affairs and the development of Public Policy positions
  • Must have great relationship building skills, with an ability to confidently interact with senior leaders across the regions and draw on the experience of others to drive cross-border collaboration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to apply sound judgement to decisions objectively in complex and ambiguous situations; must have a global mindset with constant awareness of cultural sensitivity
  • Capability to be creative and to work independently, drawing on other regional and global teams for input and counsel
  • Ability and availability to travel internationally, as required / permitted

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Job posted: 2023-08-22