Deloitte boosts retail and consumer products teams with four senior appointments

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Deloitte boosts retail and consumer products teams with four senior appointments

19 June 2018: Deloitte has strengthened its consumer practice with four strategic senior appointments – three partners and a director – to the growing consumer products and retail teams.

Terry Innerst joins Deloitte following a successful 21-year career at management consultants AT Kearney in Australia and the US where he led their Asia Pacific Operations Practice and Australian Consumer and Retail Practice. A strategic supply chain specialist, Terry has delivered many engagements in strategic cost transformation, supply chain, manufacturing and procurement optimisation with a strong focus on consumer and retail, particularly in food and beverage.

Abs Osseiran is an internationally experienced corporate tax expert with over 15 years’ experience providing advice on Australian and international taxation matters, particularly around the future of the tax function. He has held senior roles in multinational companies in Australia and Europe, including at Accenture, Cadbury, Sony and Lion.

John Bresolin joins Deloitte Private as an audit partner from BDO where he worked across both public and private sectors for over 30 years. John led the national retail sector practice for BDO where he focused on serving large private and middle-market retail companies.

Tom Peach has recently joined Monitor Deloitte as a director from EY. An experienced strategy and planning consultant in the FMCG industry, he has also worked with AT Kearney and British American Tobacco.

Vanessa Matthijssen, Deloitte consumer products leader and David White, retail, wholesale & distribution leader expressed their pleasure at welcoming Terry, Abs, John and Tom to Deloitte’s consumer practice and highlighting the significant experience and expertise they bring having worked with some of the biggest brands in the consumer products and retail sectors in Australia and globally.

“Brands are in a constant battle to remain relevant and maintain that all important connection with their consumer,” Matthijssen said. “In this highly competitive industry, expanding the depth of expertise in our consumer practice further is crucial as our clients navigate the disruptive environment, whether that be digital, regulatory or societal expectations, and ensuring they build long-term profitable growth.”

Echoing Matthijssen’s comments, White added: “It is a transformative time in an omnichannel world. The shopper is clearly in the driver’s seat, enabled by technology to remain constantly connected and more empowered than ever before. Retailers and consumer product companies cannot underestimate the profound influence the digital sphere has on today’s consumer, whilst not neglecting the importance of their bricks-and-mortar operations. As a market-leading consumer practice in Australia, bringing the best people in the sector to our team is central to understanding and guiding our clients through these times.”

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