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Deloitte appoints 17 new leaders

Seven new partner and ten new director appointments underpin growth across the country

Wellington, New Zealand, 12 February 2018 – Deloitte is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new equity partners and ten new directors, effective from 1 December 2017.

The new partner appointments bring the total number of equity partners across the firm’s six offices to 114.

Deloitte’s presence in the Central North Island, and in particular in the Maori Sector, is bolstered by the admission of Lee Gray and Tamarapa Lloyd who will join the Rotorua office.

Marco Ciobo and Sonia Breeze have been appointed Consulting Partners in Auckland and are focussed on New Zealand’s biggest city.

In the South Island, Heidi Rautjoki becomes an Assurance and Advisory Partner in Dunedin along with two new Partner additions in Christchurch, Richard Bailey, Corporate Finance and David Seath, Risk Advisory.

Deloitte New Zealand Chief Executive Thomas Pippos says the latest appointments reflect the firm’s ongoing investment in its people, its focus on diversity and inclusion and its commitment to the continued growth of the New Zealand practice.

“Our investment in seven new partners reflects both the current demand for our services and our optimism for the future,” says Mr Pippos.

“They bring a range of diverse experience to their roles and underscore our absolute commitment to delivering the highest level of service to clients across the entire country,” he said.

For more information about the new partners, go to


Media Contact:

Alexandra Grace
Communications Manager
Deloitte New Zealand
04 470 3770


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