Duncan Calder is a qualified Chartered Accountant who has extensive financial and commercial experience in providing valuations, forensic and transactional services to clients. He was a partner with KPMG Australia between 1997 and 2014, leading its Western Australian corporate finance, forensic services and energy and natural resources practices for over a decade.
Duncan was a member of the Chamber of Minerals & Energy WA’s Infrastructure & Economics Committee (2008-2014) and was the Chair of the Forensic Accountants Special Interest Group WA at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (2011-2014).
Transactional services and deals with China
Duncan founded and led KPMG Australia’s National China Business Practice in 2002 and was a highly visible and approachable leader of the Australia China Business Council as National President (2013 – 2014) and Western Australian State President (2007 – 2013).
Duncan spearheaded the organisation as a respected leader and commentator in international business, championing it to a position as the peak national body across Australia promoting Sino-Australian trade and investment and delivering sweeping change in reputation and political influence, whilst achieving over 800% growth in Western Australia.
He was appointed as a Cultural Ambassador for China and received a “Friendship Award” from the Chinese Government for promoting Sino-Australian relationships to build deep relationships with generations of Chinese business and government leaders over many years.
Duncan has valued hundreds of business operations over two decades as a specialist valuations practitioner including operations in each of the following industries: iron ore, copper, gold, coal, mineral sands, nickel, gold, diamonds, zinc, lead, forestry, power generation, oil & gas, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, aged care and retirement villages etc.
Forensic services and contract compliance
Duncan has performed many valuations and loss of profit calculations for contractual disputes, include the provision of expert witness testimony in various courts throughout Australia including the Family Court, the District Court and the Supreme Court in both civil and criminal matters. Duncan led many investigations into corporate theft and fraud across a variety of business sectors.
Strategic and infrastructure advisory
Economic Infrastructure advisory including dealing with State Agreements and funding of projects. Involved in significant pieces of work regarding port and export infrastructure.