Tom Imbesi to lead Deloitte Victoria
26 March 2015: Professional services firm Deloitte recently announced that senior audit partner Tom Imbesi became the Managing Partner for its Melbourne office effective from March 1.
A well respected audit partner of 17 years, Tom Imbesi helped drive Deloitte’s national research into Board Audit Effectiveness and is well known as a senior adviser to Boards and management.
As Deloitte’s Managing Partner in Melbourne Imbesi will also continue to build Deloitte’s local market brand positioning and client relationships across the mid-market, and Victoria’s large private company community, as well as the large listed companies with which he has worked closely over the years.
Imbesi said: “It’s a good time to be working with our Victorian clients across the private and listed sectors, with Deloitte Access Economics predicting in their recent Business Outlook, that the fall in the $A will be a big boost to the Victorian economy, as will falling energy and industrial commodity prices for our manufacturers, transport and tourism operators, as well as utilities.”
Reinforcing this optimism in the Victorian economy, Deloitte announced last week that Melbourne based GMK Partners would be joining Deloitte in the latest in a series of strategic transactions to expand the firm’s capacity in the private clients market. Twelve GMK Directors and 75 staff have been invited to join the firm's Melbourne Deloitte Private team.
GMK Partners, the largest boutique provider of chartered accounting services to the high-net-worth sector in Melbourne, is the firm of choice for many of Melbourne’s most eminent private and family businesses, investors and professionals, in particular from the medical and legal fields.
"We were particularly attracted to GMK’s strong business advisory skills as well as their tax, superannuation and audit capabilities," said Mr Imbesi.
Outgoing Managing Partner, Victoria Geoff Roberts1, who has decided to return to an Executive role in industry said: “I am passing the baton to a leader who has great credibility and presence at the C-Suite and Board level through his many years of focus on ASX listed companies. Tom is the perfect fit to lead our Victorian practice.”
1 Geoff Roberts served as Group CFO AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited AXA May 2004 – March 2011
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