Global IO joins Deloitte in Australia, Canada and Chile

26 January 2020 2 min. read
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Big Four firm Deloitte has bought Global Integrated Operations (IO), a Perth-headquartered company that provide operations transformation consultancy services to clients in the energy, resources and mining sectors.

Deloitte has previously worked with Global IO on several large engagements with key clients in Australia and internationally, and based on the impactful collaboration, the two have now decided to join forces. “We have worked together for some time and we’re thrilled to have them joining us,” stated Steven Walsh, a partner in Deloitte’s Australian consulting business. 

Global IO launched in 2014 in Perth, Western Australia, and focuses on operations and supply chain topics, as well as productivity improvement and the management of integrated operations centres. “Our consultants have significant experience across the key focus areas of people, process and technology throughout the complete lifecycle of definition, implementation and business as usual operations,” said Dominic Collins, a partner at Global IO. 

Global IO joins Deloitte in Australia, Canada and Chile

As part of the integration, seventeen Global IO employees will join Deloitte across its offices in Perth (Australia), Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary (Canada), and Santiago (Chile). The move deepen Deloitte’s capabilities in the energy, resources and mining sectors, and expands its operations transformation offering, enabling the Big Four firm to now provide an “end-to-end” service according to Sébastien Blais, managing partner of Deloitte Consulting in Canada. 

“The deal allow us both to expand our efforts and provide dependable services to our clients from start to finish in a more agile and deliberate way,” he said.

An Australian by origin, Collins has been appointed a partner in Deloitte’s Chile organisation. He previously worked seven years for Rio Tinto and three years for BHP Billiton prior to co-founding Global IO. Other Global IO partners Pieter Lottering (ex-BHP Billiton) and Eamonn Treacy (ex-CSC) have been appointed a Principal and Director at Deloitte in Australia and Canada respectively. 

Meanwhile, for Global IO’s team the bolt-on will significantly expand its services, “including how we engage in change management, project management, analytics, and digital strategy opportunities, as well as a range of unique operational productivity improvement projects,” said Collins. Further, “we can broaden our scale and scope… this opens a brilliant next chapter for our team.”

Last year, Deloitte closed five deals in Australia. See the page Deloitte M&A in Australia for al transactions.