To compete in these unprecedented times of change and uncertainty, businesses need to anticipate and prepare for the future.
“Over the course of 2021, we have taken the opportunity to better understand market trends and our clients’ current and future needs. Based on this analysis, we have been bold and invested in the best skills and capabilities we need to strengthen our market offerings and deliver lasting value to our clients.
“I’m really proud of everyone who has supported us to complete six successful transactions in FY22, and we warmly welcome Fusion Labs, Paxton Partners, PDS Group, Bluefield, Magia Solutions and Siggins Miller to Deloitte. We’re a stronger firm as result of the addition of these talented teams and we look forward to leading in the market together.”
Meet some of our newest colleagues
Fast-tracking the innovation agenda
In July 2021, we welcomed Fusion Labs to Deloitte.
On 12 July 2021 we welcomed the 21-strong Fusion Labs team to the firm across four locations as part of Monitor Deloitte’s Strategy and Business Design team, enhancing our innovation capabilities at a time when our clients are looking for new ways to respond to and thrive in disruption. Since joining, the team has been helping clients identify, map out and deliver exciting innovation portfolios. Our new colleagues have hit the ground running and strengthened our capabilities across digital ventures, ecosystem building, emerging technologies and disruptive models.
Former CEO now Consulting Partner, Matthew Adendorff, said the welcome to the firm has been awesome, especially the first day after lockdown when they could finally meet everyone in “3D”. When asked how the team makes an impact that matters, Matthew says, “by moving beyond the hype and theatre of innovation, and making sure what we do delivers significant, meaningful growth. As part of Deloitte we can bring the best of what the firm has to offer across the various offerings globally.”
Consulting partner Patrick Crooks, former founder and Chair, has similarly enjoyed meeting new people from across the firm with a warm welcome. In the next 12 months, their focus will be on building out the Innovation Ventures team to become an Australian powerhouse. When asked to describe working at Deloitte, Patrick says, “collaborative, deep thinking and experts - people that you like, admire and trust.”
Breana Bunce is excited to develop her career at Deloitte. “As a Growth Marketer, my job is all about doing what it takes to sustainably scale community engagement. Recently we built a digital-first service that is changing the way mental health works for young Australians. I helped the team across the spectrum of UX copy through to building partnership-led models of growth.” Breana is looking forward to getting deeper into Smart Cities (and suburbs). “There’s a real need to rethink the role of AI in building more resilient urban environments. The rapid urban densification we’re seeing needs a dramatic shift across the value chain if we want a zero-carbon future and a cohesive society. Anyone want to roll up their sleeves and work on that tough nut together? I’m game if you are!”
Read the media release: Innovation and new ventures team from Fusion Labs
Constructing the future
In September and November 2021, PDS Group and Bluefield joined Deloitte.
Deloitte Australia recently transformed its capability and market presence in the end-to-end public and private infrastructure project management space when the talented team from PDS Group joined the firm on 1 September, 2021. This capability build has been especially timely in an area that is so important to Australia’s post-COVID-19 future.
Our 70 new colleagues specialise in high performance, cost effective and innovative integrated project and development solutions for clients across the full development spectrum, and across multiple construction sectors – from commercial, industrial and residential, to public infrastructure.
Co-founder turned Financial Advisory Partner, Andrew Fortey, is excited to be part of Deloitte. “It allows for unlimited business growth, significant opportunities for our staff, and the ability to internally source first class solutions for our clients and their projects. Together, we’re ‘best in class’ and can offer a broad and exceptional service offering – made possible by our strong technical track record and inspirational team. Working at Deloitte provides global reach, a network of impressive talent, diversity across sectors, client and community focus and a commitment to the ongoing development of staff, whilst seeking growth opportunities to continually enhance the Deloitte brand.”
New manager Maude Connolly is passionate about “providing our clients with a service that forms trust, for us to manage and deliver projects of differing scales. As we navigate through all the different opportunities Deloitte has to offer, I hope to grow within the business through the training platforms – but most importantly the large knowledge base Deloitte has to offer through my peers.”
Director, Andrew Buckmaster is excited to continue delivering exceptional project outcomes for clients with Deloitte. “They will continue to see the high level of project and development solutions as they always have, intensified by a world-class infrastructure, capital projects and real estate advisory capability. We’re now able to achieve our mutual goal to deliver our clients end-to-end capability in this space. I am looking forward to capitalising on the momentum of change to create new ways to deliver an enhanced mix of strategic, operational, and property expertise to clients in Australia and across the region.”
Sam Sutherland, Business Projects & Marketing Manager, is also excited to combine forces, and provide a market leading and unique service offering to clients. “Our distinct market advantage now combines extensive knowledge, industry experience, an innovative approach, and bespoke property consultation for our clients’ specific project requirements. The impact we have on our industry matters, for our clients, our business and for individuals.”
Proudly joining Deloitte on 1 November 2021, the Bluefield team has helped Deloitte become a true one-stop-shop for comprehensive, top to bottom asset management services. Our 100 new team members are situated in six different cities and primarily focus on the resources sector, providing advisory services covering the full life cycle of mining assets – from equipment strategy and planning, and optimisation to operation, reliability improvement and decommissioning
Drew Hislop, former General Manager and incoming Consulting Partner, is delighted with the strong cultural alignment between Deloitte and Bluefield – it’s everything the team hoped for prior to joining. With similar underpinning values and principles of professional service delivery, Drew is confident the combined team will lead in the market. “The team is really enjoying working with one another, and everyone is always happy to help. We circle around and help each other to solve problems, just as we did in Bluefield. In the next 12 months, Deloitte will be seen as the logical partner of choice for all asset-intensive industries which require practical outcomes.”
Dave Archinal, a Senior Specialist Lead, is passionate about “helping clients in asset management across the project lifecycle from concept to execution. I’m currently helping a client understand the value difference of the mine operating model options for a copper project.” By joining Deloitte, he hopes “to be able to help clients in bigger and better ways, leveraging the team that joined with me, and the capabilities of the Deloitte team we are now a part of.”
James Vandervoort, a Senior Specialist Lead based in Newcastle, NSW, reflects on what it was like to join Deloitte. On the one hand, he felt like a new starter, and on the other, it was business as usual with clients. “I’m continuing to offer the practical, value focused service I have always provided, but with a new email address.” James is looking forward to expanding his learning across industries while mentoring and coaching team members, sharing industry best practices to inspire both clients and colleagues.
Ishita Terry is a new Manager and excited to bring a non-traditional offering to Deloitte. “I’m passionate about the value that our critical thinking tools bring to individuals in developing their careers, and to organisations in their journey to improve their operations. We support people by bringing data and structure to the most pressing issues they are dealing with.” Ishita also looks forward to collaborating with others to deepen her knowledge and skills alongside learning new frameworks and methods to deliver even greater value to clients.
Read the media release: Bluefield asset management advisory team to join Deloitte
Leading the cloud movement
In November 2021, the Magia Solutions team joined forces with Deloitte.
When the Magia Solutions team joined Deloitte on 15 November 2021, the firm’s Oracle practice became the market leader in Australia. Largely based in Western Australia, our 75 new colleagues have extended our capabilities and expertise in Oracle infrastructure to expand our finance, customer experience and wider cloud technology client solutions.
Former CEO and now Consulting Partner, Surend Dayal is excited to be part of Australia’s largest and deepest Oracle team. “I can help make a major impact for Federal Government, help overcome any implementation challenges and dominate Oracle SaaS delivery in Australia.”
Former CTO and now Consulting Partner, Peter Crew compares working at Deloitte to “playing in the premier league.” Reflecting on his first day, Peter notes the welcoming and enthusiastic environment. “I’ve been in the workforce for just over 30 years and I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. It’s a real testament to the culture and quality of the Deloitte team – at all levels.” When asked how he‘ll make a valuable impact, he says “building trust through demonstrated competence is what consulting should really be about.”
For new manager Jessica Santos, stepping back into the Deloitte office is both nostalgic and interesting after leaving Deloitte Brazil in 2016. She is looking forward to “building and maintaining a relationship of trust with clients, so they know they can count on us to help them resolve all their issues, from basic to complex.”
Ritish Rana is excited to see the close alignment of the combined team’s core values and engagement. Describing work at Deloitte since joining as a Senior Consultant, he says “it’s challenging, coming from a small firm to a multinational organisation – but the help I’ve received from Deloitte buddies, during engaging meetings and in training has been a great help.”
Consultant Andrea Zonnekus makes an impact by “providing elegant solutions to system integration that are maintainable, secure, performant and address business concerns”. Her most memorable moment from day one has been meeting “our first vacationer. It’s incredible to have a talent pipeline which includes graduates!”
Read the media release: Team from Oracle Cloud specialists Magia to join Deloitte
Enhancing human and health services
In August and November 2021, Paxton Partners and Siggins Miller became part of Deloitte.
On 1 August 2021, we welcomed the Paxton Partners team to the firm, increasing our market leading health advisory practice by 13 team members. Specialising in digital health, funding models, service planning, evaluation and business intelligence, our combined team helps clients navigate the anticipated changes within the Australian health sector.
Former director and now Consulting Partner, Julian Maiolo appreciated the warm welcome, despite starting in lockdown. He hopes to “optimise the use of digital health technologies and clinical and operational information that supports the level of change needed to optimise healthcare delivery.” Julian looks forward to connecting with team members and experiencing Deloitte which he describes as a hub for the “highly collaborative, with knowledge to innovate but experience to do it with purpose.”
New manager Hayden Collins is looking forward to new experiences, noting that he can now do the work he loves in a large environment. He’s working on many projects, but one of particular significance involves addressing systemic barriers experienced by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities in response to COVID-19.
Cassie-lee Osborne, senior consultant, is motivated by the “the level of talent, passion and kindness displayed by my colleagues, as well as the willingness to help me continually grow.” Over the next 12 months Cassie-lee is excited to “focus on building my relationships with people and further developing my expertise within the healthcare sector. As there are so many opportunities at Deloitte, the biggest challenge will be deciding which way I want to grow!”
New manager Tracey Sanderson is excited to see how she can bring value to new projects. “Our ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing environment, which has never more relevant than the last two years, has also been an incredible asset that is highly valued by our clients. The network of people and opportunities at Deloitte is endless, and the spread of talent and experience is incredible. I feel like I have barely scratched the surface!”
Read the media release: Health sector advisory team from Paxton Partners
Also specialising in the healthcare sector, a small but mighty team of five health and human services experts, Siggins Miller, joined Deloitte on 15 November 2021. As part of Financial Advisory, the team brings 24 years of experience, ranging from policy to strategy development, system design, services mapping, organisational development and more. This targeted growth broadens Deloitte’s strategic capacity to meet the increasing challenges of Health and Human services in a unique, empathetic and differentiated approach to the market.
Founder and now a Financial Advisory Partner, Mel Miller acknowledges that “almost everything we do has at least two layers of ‘clients’, or people we serve, who need our empathy and understanding – both the commissioning group or agency; and our ultimate clients, the members of the community who use the health service, attend the university, go to court, go to jail, etc.” With this in mind, Mel says, “we walk alongside our clients in continuous, data-based reflections, making ideas and processes better by including the voice of the people who receive the service or program.”
When new manager, Abby Haslehurst joined the firm, she was “glad we have the chance to jump in and hit the ground running.” Like Mel, Abby believes in “always remember the end user or consumer at the end of the day, and thinking through how these solutions, recommendations, strategies or designs actually fit their needs (and work in their best interests). I think having an impact for the public good is core to everything that myself, Mel and the rest of the team joining from Siggins Miller Consultants have done.”
Read the media release: Health and public policy consultancy Siggins Miller joins Deloitte
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