Mike Hartwell appointed Head of Audit & Assurance at Deloitte
Mike Hartwell appointed Head of Audit & Assurance at Deloitte; succeeds Marguerite Larkin who will move to Kerry Group as Chief Financial Officer
Deloitte is pleased to announce that Mike Hartwell has been appointed Head of Audit & Assurance at the professional services firm.
In this role, Mike will lead the firm’s team of approximately 800 professionals providing audit services ranging from financial reporting, internal audit, and accounting advisory, amongst others.
Mike qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in his native Australia. He joined Deloitte in Ireland in 1995, and was appointed a partner in 2004. Prior to his role as Head of Audit, he held a number of leadership roles within the firm, including head of its financial services audit team and leader of its investment management industry group. Throughout his time at Deloitte, Mike has also worked on the audits of a wide range of the firm’s clients in the consumer industry. He succeeds Marguerite Larkin, who is moving to Kerry Group as Chief Financial Officer later in the year.
Commenting on his appointment, Hartwell said:
I’m proud to be leading the Audit & Assurance team at Deloitte – our people are proven at delivering for our clients and core to that has been our focus on quality. This is fundamental to the audit proposition at Deloitte, and I’m excited to be driving this quality agenda forward. Innovation is transforming our audit practice and indeed our profession. I believe it’s an important time for the profession and I’m looking forward to progressing this transformation at Deloitte.
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte said:
Sincere thanks to Marguerite for her leadership throughout her time with the firm, and we wish her every success in the future. The role that Marguerite is taking on really demonstrates the quality of the people within Deloitte.
On a daily basis we provide quality audit services that deliver insights and analysis to our clients that enable them to make informed decisions about the future direction of their businesses. Mike has been instrumental in ensuring that Deloitte has been leading the way in this regard. He will continue to drive this focus of bringing valuable perspectives to our clients as leader of our audit practice. I wish him every success in the role.
Mike Hartwell holds a B.Comm from the University of Queensland. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mike also serves on the board of the BasisPoint charity, which is the Irish Fund Industry’s initiative to come together to help make a difference to those in need.
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