Richard Deutsch to join Deloitte

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Richard Deutsch to join Deloitte

25 November 2014: One of Australia’s most respected and talented professional services leaders, Richard Deutsch, will join the Executive team of professional services firm Deloitte Australia (Deloitte) on February 16, 2015.

Deloitte CEO Giam Swiegers said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Deutsch, someone I have long respected for his contribution to our profession.

“Richard, who was also President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2009 and a Board member of the ICAA from 2004 -2009, is one of the most senior lateral hires we have made in the Australian firm. He will bring a wealth of experience across our key practice areas.

“His leadership of Audit and Consulting practices and his passion for progressive people programs dovetail perfectly with Deloitte’s focus on our clients and our people. These have all been critical elements driving Deloitte’s rapid growth and high staff engagement.”

Richard said he was excited to be joining Deloitte in 2015 and was looking forward to this next stage in his career. “Innovation and Design Thinking for which Deloitte is renowned, will be more relevant than ever, as organisations across the private, public and not for profit sectors continue to face volatile and disruptive conditions, he said.

“I am also pleased to be continuing as Chairman of OzHarvest and a Board member of Adara, a charity that supports underprivileged children and mothers in Nepal and Uganda.”

John Meacock, NSW Managing Partner welcomed the appointment. “Richard’s intellect, energy and positivity will ensure his valuable and broad-ranging contribution as an integral member of our leadership team in the years ahead. His belief in the importance of fairness, diversity and integrity makes him a strong fit with our culture.

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