Tom Imbesi named Chairman of Deloitte Australia
2 May 2017: The Board of Deloitte Australia has today announced the appointment of Tom Imbesi as the firm’s new Chairman.
Mr Imbesi, currently the Victorian Managing Partner and a member of the Board, is replacing Keith Jones who recently resigned after serving his four year term as Chair of the Firm.
“I want to thank Keith for the strong leadership and support he has provided since 2013. His guidance has been one of the cornerstones of the firm’s success and we wish him all the best for the future after his exceptional service with Deloitte over 32 years,” Mr Imbesi said.
Mr Imbesi has been a Deloitte partner for 19 years, and has over 32 years’ experience as an auditor in Australia and the United States. He has been the Victorian Managing Partner for two years and lives in Melbourne with his wife and family.
“I’m deeply honoured to become Chairman of Deloitte Australia at a time when our firm has strong momentum, our partners and staff are delivering exceptional service to our clients and our people are making an impact that matters in the community.
“The professional services industry is undergoing extraordinary change. Our clients are demanding much more than before, including support through IT and finance transformation and embracing leading digitisation technology. The Board’s role is to provide governance and support to our executive team in setting a strategy to maintain our positive momentum,” he said.
The Board has also appointed Peter Bars as Deputy Chairman. Mr Bars has been a member of the Deloitte Board for seven years and also leads the firm’s Technology practice in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region and sits on the Global Technology Consulting Executive.