Hessel Verbeek is a Partner at KPMG Australia, and is the financial services leader for KPMG Strategy. He supports his clients with strategy and transformation in banking. Hessel’s focus is to support his clients to make the necessary but difficult choices required to remain competitive in today's rapidly changing industry. He believes that the sector needs to focus on simplification of its strategies and operations in order to best serve its customers. Hessel has helped banking and fintech clients respond to and accelerate disruption in banking and lending, through the development of growth, innovation and partnering strategies.