On the rise: Deloitte delivers three years of double digit growth and Queensland rides the wave

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On the rise: Deloitte delivers three years of double digit growth and Queensland rides the wave

21 June 2017: Deloitte Australia today reported revenues for the year ending 31 May 2017 (FY17) of $1.76 billion, an increase of 15% over fiscal year 2016 and an impressive third successive year of 15% growth. As Deloitte Australia CEO Cindy Hook commented: “What pleases me most about this year’s strong performance is how our success is shared across all our business units and most of our offices.

“Two years ago Deloitte took on a new strategy and made clear choices as to the industries, market sectors and clients we would focus on. I’m delighted to say the choices we have made are paying off and we are increasingly sought out as a trusted partner for clients as they transform their businesses.”

John Greig, Managing Partner Queensland said: “The economic terrain for Queensland is changing. There are powerful global forces at play, some of which will continue to fundamentally change the future of Queensland. If we can navigate these changes well, Queensland will be offered unprecedented opportunities for growth and development in the future. For Queensland to be a future maker, rather than future taker, we need to be proactive by developing our regions, investing in the right enabling infrastructure, planning for the future of work, continue our focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, and adopting and adapting the world’s best technology as our key priorities.

“Deloitte is the world’s largest professional services firm, and just one example of how we are responding to these challenges is the addition of two of the new alliances announced this year with global technology giants, Apple and Amazon Web Services. These alliances, along with our existing relationships with major suppliers, are assisting us to accelerate our ability to meet our clients’ needs in Queensland as it shifts towards a more diversified and connected economy.”

Eight new partners in Queensland swell the state’s partner ranks to 59

Greig said: “As Queensland rides the wave of both our global and national strength, I am proud to announce that our own growth in Queensland is again double digit at 13%.

“Our strong financial performance, coupled with our confidence in the future opportunities for the state, has resulted in the appointment of six new partners, in addition to the two new partners who joined the Queensland office as lateral hires over the past year. This new generation of leaders adds to those we already have.

“I am also flagging the imminent announcement of two high profile partner appointments also soon to join our more than 650-strong Brisbane office.”

Brisbane Deloitte new partners

Niki Bingham, Risk Advisory, Brisbane: Since joining Deloitte, Niki has helped grow the Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure (THL) sectors nationally. She brings this expertise to her global THL Risk Advisory role, and also shares the best of global with Australia. Managing transformational change, ensuring regulatory compliance and helping clients position for growth are some of the areas Niki focuses on. As mother of three and internationally connected, Niki lives diversity, inclusion and agility.

Joanna Spanjaard, Risk Advisory: Joanna’s diverse background is instrumental in supporting boards think differently about risk and how to transform it into strategic advantage. Joanna has expanded our footprint in the Queensland market, contributing to the growth of our national energy and resources sector. Her external roles also include membership of the Board of Common Ground Queensland and providing industry guidance on STEM pathways for graduates on the University of Queensland Industry Advisory Board. Joanna is also mother to three.

Phil Windus, Financial Advisory:  Phil has invested his career in the Deloitte Real Estate Occupier Advisory practice. With deep experience in both public and private real estate infrastructure, Phil leads the Occupier Advisory Australian practice. He is also a senior leader for Deloitte Real Estate globally. Phil is an active parent of two young children.

James Petterson, Tax: James gained more than 15 years’ experience working with the Queensland Office of State Revenue and other large firms. Since joining Deloitte five years ago, James has led and grown the Brisbane state taxes practice specialising in stamp duty, payroll tax, land tax and state royalties across all Australian jurisdictions. As a tax representative on Brisbane’s Deloitte Foundation committee, James is committed to giving back to the community and is an active parent.

Nathan Furness, Deloitte Private: Since joining Deloitte in 2004, Nathan has developed his career in both Canada and his home town of Brisbane. He understands the commercial imperatives when delivering on difficult technical matters which has enabled him to grow a portfolio of large automotive dealerships with vested interests from private equity firms and listed entities. Nathan also continues to grow our audit services capability. Also a parent to three children, Nathan enjoys coaching the Deloitte Brisbane rugby team.

David Orr, Financial Advisory:  Dave leads  Brisbane’s SME insolvency team  which has doubled in size under his leadreship. He is a respected mentor and known for recruiting and developing his  team with a deep passion for the SME market. Dave is well networked among Brisbane’s SME lawyers and bankers. As well as being dad to three young boys, Dave has just completed  his second Oxfam Trailwalker.

New Partners in FY17

Enid Hughes, Consulting Human Capital: Enid is focused on the workforce of the future and assisting her primarily public sector clients to navigate digital disruption by not just adapting and adopting, but by excelling in the digital world. Enid is passionate about human resources and workforce technology, and the delivery of a more engaged workforce and so better business outcomes through adopting new technologies and embracing transformational change. As with many of this year’s new partners Enid is also parent to three children.

Leandré Malan, A&A Advisory: Leandré joined the Brisbane office  from Canberra this year, bringing more than 15 years assurance and advisory experience to the team. Most recently he has focused his expertise in serving large, complex organisations, which include government agencies, ASX listed companies, large private entities, subsidiaries of multinational corporations  on providing outsourced financial solutions.

Pivot to Global

As Deloitte CEO, Cindy Hook noted when announcing the firm’s strategy and its FY16 growth: “Deloitte Australia is now placing more focus on its global networks and especially Asia, with our senior leaders working more closely than ever with our colleagues Japan, China, Southeast Asia, India, and New Zealand, on how we can bring our capabilities together to deliver better outcomes for clients across the region and the globe.”

Greig added: “This pivot to global and the focus on our Asian neighbours will continue to help us leverage the fact that Queensland has what the world wants. Our soon-to-be released Shaping Future Cities Queensland research articulates the economic dividend of Queensland getting this right.

“As business, government and the community come together we will help to diversify the economy, and in so doing, boost the regions, leveraging the opportunities for all Queenslanders,” he concluded.

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Louise Denver
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