Seshani Bala

General Counsel | KPMG New Zealand

Seshani Bala is the General Counsel at KPMG New Zealand. She has a wealth of knowledge and skills in legal, governance, risk and compliance matters, gained from working in Australia and New Zealand for more than 15 years.

She is passionate about applying her skills and experience as a former lawyer, a strategic facilitator, and a tech lover to improve the way in-house legal services support businesses in the digital era and manage risk with speed. She is driven by innovation and purpose, and has a proven record of leading global legal operations in various sectors such as technology, FMCG, education and professional services. 

Seshani has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Arts from the University of Auckland and is a graduate of The University of Melbourne’s Asialink Leaders Programme. She is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and has been repeatedly honoured in the Legal500’s General Counsel Powerlist as one of Australia’s most creative and influential in-house lawyers.

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