Professional services firm Deloitte Australia has promoted six new partners to its Perth practice, in addition to a partner who joined the Perth practice during the past 12 months. This is part of a national total of 93 partner promotes and experienced lateral hires announced by Deloitte today.
In a challenging professional services market, Deloitte also announced national annual revenues across its 16 Australian offices of $1.162B for the year ending 31 May 2014, up by 6.5% per cent on its revenues from the previous year.
The Perth appointments, which take effect on 1 July 2014, include
In addition, Philip Teale has transferred from the Adelaide practice to build on Deloitte’s Accounting Advisory and Finance Transformation Practice.
Western Australian Managing Partner Michael McNulty said the seven new partners span a diverse range of industries in both the public and private sectors.
“Deloitte will continue to invest heavily in WA, reinforcing our confidence in the market and future growth opportunities in the mining and oil and gas sectors, in addition to working with the State Government to drive service delivery reforms across the public sector," he said.
“With Deloitte Private launching a local team in WA in June 2013, we have added two additional partners to further build Deloitte’s capabilities in the private and mid-market sectors in Western Australia.
“We also continue to build capability in our consulting practice, in particular in Human Capital and Enterprise Information Management. Across all industries, the pace and scale of digital disruption and the transformation of organisations needed to create value and competitive advantage has been a key focus for Deloitte and our clients, whether in senior management, on Boards or within Government departments and agencies.
“A new Research and Development (R&D) Tax partner has also been added to the Perth practice to support the rapid growth of this practice over recent years,” he said.
Deloitte has invested in the ongoing digitisation of services and processes, with better access to advanced analytics, online portals and dashboards able to facilitate the streamlining and automation of cloud-based accounting and other services. This is being supplemented by advisory services, delivering far better quality financial, customer and economic insights.
“While I am delighted that our investments in analytics, technology and economics in recent years correctly anticipated the market’s growing appetite for these skills, the Western Australian economy continues to rapidly restructure, placing pressure on public, private and not-for-profit organisations to transform and meet the challenges of future growth and optimising operational performance.
“Our latest Building the Lucky Country report: Positioning for prosperity? Catching the next wave, identified the economic growth potential (in addition to mining) that businesses such as ours should be harnessing to drive our future growth. Many of these are particularly important for the Western Australian economy.
“These economic insights only reinforce the importance of understanding which sectors of the economy will experience the highest growth and momentum in future years and why our focus has been on building capability in a range of key areas to effectively service these sectors.
“Deloitte’s philosophy has always been that preparedness beats prediction and this means making the right investment choices in people and practices that are best able to leverage the profitable growth that is possible in this state.
“In recognition of Deloitte’s continued growth in the WA marketplace, we also look forward to moving to the new tower under construction at Brookfield Place in late 2015, which will provide the flexibility to grow to meet business demands in the future,” Mr McNulty said.
Deloitte – New Perth Partners
Jennifer Morris – Consulting, Human Capital
Jennifer has 10 years of consulting experience, specialising in large scale business transformation programs focusing in the public and higher education sectors. She has deep experience in delivering programs of work which require organisations to change their operating models to delivering on strategic and operational plans. A dual Olympic gold medallist, Jennifer represented Australia in hockey from 1991 to 2000 and led the Hockeyroos to victory at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Jennifer is a Director of the Fremantle Football Club and the immediate past Chairperson of the Board of Healthway, the State Government’s peak health promotion body and the Western Australian Institute of Sport. Jennifer has effectively applied her expertise in leadership and elite environments and draws on the strong parallels between sport and business and delivering organisational outcomes. She is highly regarded for her strong communication and team building skills both internally at Deloitte and with her clients. Jennifer won the National Deloitte Businesswoman of the Year 2007.
Alan Marshall – Consulting, Enterprise Information Management
Alan is a partner in Deloitte’s Enterprise Information Management (EIM) practice with expertise in Business Intelligence, Information Management and Advanced Analytics strategies and solutions. Alan leads the EIM practice in Perth and is a key contributor in the development of solutions that use information to identify business improvement opportunities, drive ongoing operational integrity and efficiency in asset intensive industries as well as information rich public sector agencies. Alan is recognised as expert in tightly integrating technology, data and business teams to ensure information is transformed into insight to support decision making in key business areas.
Thomas Hodgkins - Deloitte Private
Thomas specialises is the provision of tax compliance, tax consulting and business advisory services to growing private family groups, high net worth individuals and family offices. Thomas has 17 years’ experience guiding clients through succession planning, generational change, wealth management, tax structures and exit strategies. Thomas is recognised in the Perth market for his ability to align family values with family wealth, helping private family groups and young professionals to build a sustainable plan for the future.
Matthew Yearsley - Deloitte Private Motor Industry
Matthew has a career-long specialism in the retail motor industry, working with retail motor dealers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Matthew has recently relocated from Sydney to provide the Western Australia dealer network with better access to the full capabilities of the Deloitte Motor Industry Services team. This includes insightful Audit and Tax Compliance experience, as well as assisting dealers’ fine tune their operations through dealer-specific training, consulting and eProfitFocus benchmark reporting.
Omesh Motiwalla - Financial Advisory Services
Omesh is a partner in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance practice and focuses on providing lead M&A, IPO and due diligence advice in relation to transactions involving both mid-market companies and large multinationals. With a career spanning more than 15 years in global Big 4 firms, Omesh has significant cross border experience. He has spent two years on secondment to Deloitte India and is currently the President of the Australia India Business Council (WA).
Steve Andreazza – Tax R&D
Steve is a partner in Deloitte’s R&D and Government Incentives practice and has more than 11 years’ experience advising in this field. His specialisation is in mining and with dual qualifications and experience, in metallurgy and accounting; his focus is on innovation within the industry that brings new projects online. In addition, he helps identify activities that improve the life and economics of existing projects. The joining of science and commerce through his qualifications and having exposure to working with some of the biggest mining operations in Australia are key contributors to Steve’s success.
Philip Teale – Finance Function and Accounting Advisory
Philip is a partner in Deloitte’s Assurance and Advisory practice who has relocated from South Australia to Western Australia to strengthen Deloitte’s offering around financial reporting function and technical accounting. Philip started as an external audit partner and has specialised in assisting clients in the Mining, Oil and Gas and Utilities industries with accounting for complex transactions including acquisitions, divestments and impairments as well as establishing and optimising finance functions. Philips has been with Deloitte for over a decade and worked in South Africa, Namibia and the US before relocating to Australia.
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