PwC appointed 23 new partners in 2020 financial year

08 September 2020 Consultancy.com.au

Australia’s largest accounting and consulting firm PwC has taken on 23 new partners in its latest financial year.

With revenues of $2.6 billion, PwC is the country’s largest so-called Big Four firm, ahead of rivals Deloitte, EY and KPMG. In its latest financial year, which runs from the summer of 2019 to 2020, the professional services managed to stabilise its revenue despite the fallout of demand from the Covid-19-induced downturn. 

Over the twelve-month period, PwC appointed nearly two dozen new partners across its three main divisions, with nine of those recruited externally from industry and rivals. The Consulting division saw the largest intake of leaders, 12 in total, including experts that previously served Accenture, Deloitte, KearneyKPMG and Nous Group

A list of the new partners in FY20: 

Internal promotions
Asanga Lokusooriya – Consulting
Julian Ballard – Consulting
Li Weber – Consulting
Richard Major – Consulting
Sammy Bhatia – Consulting
Alan Herrman – Financial Advisory
Andrew Bamford – Financial Advisory
Andrew Livitsanos – Financial Advisory
David Byrne – Financial Advisory
David Leahy – Financial Advisory
Matt Ellis – Financial Advisory
Thuthuka Manasa – Financial Advisory
Alastair Findlay – Assurance
Nathalie Van Nueten – Assurance

New lateral hire partners
Mathea Beck – Consulting (ex-KPMG)
Gwil Davies – Consulting (ex-Deloitte)
Catherine Eastwood – Consulting (ex-Accenture)
Richard Ainley – Consulting (ex-Nous Group)
Simon Pelletier – Consulting (ex-Deloitte)
Suzannah Blinman Consulting (ex-Kearney)
Samuel Rae – Consulting (hired from the public sector)
Keith Hardy – Financial Advisory (ex-Deloitte)
Sean Hill – Assurance (ex-KPMG)

Last year, PwC admitted 69 new partners into its partnership, with the lower number in FY20 due to the cost-cutting measures put in place by the firm to offset the Covid-19 downturn which included a pause on partner promotions. After the pause on promotions ends early next year, an accelerated number of new partners are expected to be announced. 

PwC Australia is led by a 14-strong Executive Board, headed by CEO Tom Seymour who succeeded Luke Sayers in July this year.


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