Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Malcolm will talk to the fragile state of airline profitability and comment on some of the current market place activity in Australia and globally

Malcolm Ramsay, Global Head of Aviation KPMG

27th Aug 2013  - Lecture Theatre 2 (Room 112), Level 1, St James Campus, The University of Sydney, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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Profitability and the air transport value chain current market conditions and observations


Malcolm Chairs our Global Aviation Practice and Australian Transport Practice. In his global aviation role, he has visited KPMG's major airline clients in all geographies to discuss current industry and global issues and the associated impact on the airline industry and individual carriers

Malcolm has 20years experience with the firm and is responsible for KPMG's Transport line of business in Australia. He brings;

  • Deep transport sector knowledge
  • ASX50 Audit experience
  • Capital markets transaction experience
  • Sustainability and greenhouse gas audit experience

He is a member of the firm's Global Transport Steering Group and is responsible for the audit of key KPMG transportation clients including Qantas Airways Limited (ASX 50 listed) and AP Moller Maersk Shipping and logistics operations in Australia.

He was the external Statutory Audit and Sustainability review engagement partner for Qantas Airways Limited, one of the top 10 airlines globally and one of Australia's 30 largest companies.

He is a member of the IATA Accounting Working Group, which provides thought leadership in accounting for the aviation industry series, he co-authored KPMG's Disclosure Handbook: Accounting and Financial Reporting in the Global Airline Industry as well as other KPMG aviation publications.

He has had extensive involvement in airline alliances and cost management/reduction activities in areas such as airline engineeringHe has provided extensive transaction (M&A and debt) advisory and other services to the airline and rail industries both in Australia and Europe.

He has previously worked in the UK with easyJet and Virgin Rail Group providing audit and transaction assist services.

Selected aviation clients Malcolm has dealt with:

  • Air France/KLM
  • Avianca/TACA
  • British Airways
  • Cathy Pacific
  • Delta
  • easyJet
  • Etihad
  • Emirates
  • Lufthansa
  • US Airways

Selected Australian listed clients Malcolm has dealt with:

  • Australian Stock Exchange
  • Boral
  • Downer EDI
  • Arrium
  • Enero
  • Qantas