Deloitte Australia partners vote for Adam Powick as next CEO

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Deloitte Australia partners vote for Adam Powick as next CEO

20 April 2021:  Deloitte Australia today announced that Adam Powick will be the next Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Australia. Mr Powick is currently the leader of Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Consulting practice and will transition into his new role effective immediately.

Tom Imbesi, Deloitte Australia Chair, said: “Adam is a deeply experienced and respected leader within Deloitte Australia as well as at the regional and global level. We are currently facing a period of rapidly accelerating disruption and change. Adam’s technology consulting background and successful track record of practice leadership will ensure we respond to these market forces with agility and innovation and strongly position Deloitte for continued future growth.”   

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Mr Powick received the overwhelming support of the Australian partners as part of a formal voting process. This vote was preceded by an extensive partner engagement process and consultation with Deloitte Asia Pacific and Global leadership.

“I am delighted and humbled to have the opportunity to lead such a talented and diverse team of partners and professionals. As someone who grew up in this firm, an opportunity to lead Deloitte Australia is a real honour and privilege and not something I could ever have imagined when I joined as a young professional many years ago,” Mr Powick said.

“I am committed to fostering a strong and inclusive culture with a clear focus on client service quality, talent development and continuous innovation. The future for Australia and Deloitte is bright and I am really looking forward to leading a firm that makes a positive impact for our clients, our people and the nation.”

Mr Imbesi added: “Adam is an innovative and forward-looking leader who has a strong track record of growing and transforming practices and teams that he leads.  Under his leadership we look forward to Deloitte being the market leading professional services firm in Australia.

“I want to thank Richard, as our outgoing CEO, for his significant contribution to Deloitte and particularly for his leadership as our CEO for the last two-and-a-half years, and for navigating the firm through a very difficult 12-month period.”

Mr Powick is a respected business leader and advisor and has worked with a wide range of private and public sector organisations in Australia, Asia and the US on large, complex technology strategy and implementation programs. He led the building of Deloitte Australia’s technology consulting practice and has a special interest and background in digital healthcare.

“Adam is an impactful member of the Asia Pacific executive team and over the course of his career has been involved with, and has led, some of the most strategic initiatives in our firm. He is a highly valued senior executive and advisor to me and business leaders throughout Australia and Asia Pacific. I could not be more confident in the future of Deloitte Australia under Adam’s leadership,” said Cindy Hook CEO, Deloitte Asia Pacific.

Throughout his career Mr Powick has held a number of executive positions with Deloitte Australia, Deloitte Asia Pacific and with Deloitte Consulting globally. In his role as Asia Pacific Consulting Leader he has overseen the management and growth of a A$3.0 billion consulting practice across Asia Pacific, with approximately 18,000 employees.

Former Australian Consulting Leader Rob Hillard will succeed Mr Powick in this role, demonstrating Deloitte Australia’s ongoing commitment to, and influence across, the region. 

Mr Powick is married with three adult children. He is an avid cricketer, golfer and Essendon supporter and enjoys travel, a good book, good wine, and the search for the perfect dumpling.

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