Deloitte New Zealand promotes four new consulting directors

18 July 2018 3 min. read
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Deloitte in New Zealand has boosted its team with the addition of two new partners and three new directors in the country. The move comes amid a larger leadership boost seeing the tax, advisory and consulting firm promote 14 new leaders across its New Zealand practice. 

In a bid to enhance the firm’s consulting practice, Deloitte have promoted Glenn Bittle, Jayesh Rama, Aravind Subramanian and Leissa Wheatley to its leadership team. The appointments also reflect Deloitte New Zealand’s focus on continuous growth for its consulting practices in the country.

According to Deloitte New Zealand’s Chief Executive Thomas Pippos, the latest appointments show the firm’s ongoing commitment to its people as well as its strive for diversity and inclusion.

Deloitte New Zealand promotes four new consulting directors

Glenn Bittle is the only on of the four appointees who is not appointed directly from within the firm itself. He has however worked previously with Deloitte in both Australia and New Zealand as a senior manager and Partner from 1994 until 2003.

Bittle has held multiple senior leadership and project management roles across a number of public and private enterprises including Auckland Council and SAP NZ. He has recently concluded a brief stint with Mercury – a New Zealand based electricity firm – leading the Soltius team for SAP cloud migration.

Jayesh Rama has been with Deloitte in NZ for the past four years after over 10 years based in the United Kingdom. Rama moved back to Auckland in 2014 for a management position with Deloitte’s consulting practices and is focused on commercial and financial business advisory. He has previously worked in leadership roles with BP, as a planning and performance manager, and Network Rail, as a commercial manager.

Aravind Subramanian has spent the past three years as an associate director with Deloitte in Auckland and joined the firm in 2014 as a manager. He has over 13 years of experience in the information management and customer experience domain and is an expert in communications, public sector, manufacturing, consumer goods and banking, financial services, and insurance.

Having graduated from Bharathiar University in India with an engineering degree, Subramanian went straight into a planning engineer role with Sanmar Engineering Corporation. He then moved to a systems engineer role with Tata Consulting Services and has since held two positions as a senior consultant with both Oracle and AGC Networks. 

Leissa Wheatley began her time with Deloitte in Melbourne in 2010 where she was a manager and experience design lead and then a director of experience and service design. She graduated from Griffith University in 2002 and began her career in Brisbane at Intrapower as a web designer. Wheatley then went on to a range of design positions in London before moving to join Deloitte.

Deloitte New Zealand Chief Executive Thomas Pippos said of the appointments; “Our investment in these fourteen new leaders reflects both the current demand for our services and our optimism for the future, and underscores our commitment to providing professional growth opportunities for our people.”

“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,” Pippos concluded.