RSM promotes nine to principal across its Australian offices

24 January 2021 2 min. read
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Alongside its trio of partner appointments, national professional services firm RSM has at the start of the year promoted nine of its staff to principal.

Four of the nine principals are a member of RSM’s Business Advisory Services practice, which supports clients with a range of business planning, financial management, estate management and digital services, complementing its traditional accounting and tax advisory offerings with the aim of providing an end-to-end portfolio to mid-market businesses. 

“2020 has demonstrated that expert business advisory and financial management are crucial for organisations looking to survive in the long term,” said RSM’s national chair Jamie O’Rourke. “This has driven significant growth for RSM and I’m pleased to announce these promotions in response to that growth and in preparation for further expansion.” 

Emma Brown, Myles Pover, Travis Connell, Lauren Taylor, AJ Neo, Michael Palermo, Danielle Sherwin, Peter Xi, Anthony Riding - RSM

Promoted to principal in Business Advisory Services are Emma Brown and Myles Pover in Sydney, Travis Connell, based in Albury, and Lauren Taylor, based in Perth. 

Based in Perth, AJ Neo and Michael Palermo have both seen their track record recognised with promotion. Neo has been with RSM since 2009 in Singapore, and having previously served RSM Australia for two years he has now relocated back to Australia to serve the firm’s Assurance and Advisory division. Palermo joined RSM in 2019 following a career in information technology, and is a member of the firm’s Technology Consulting practice. 

Danielle Sherwin and Peter Xi both operate out of Sydney. Sherwin has been with the firm her entire career, growing the ranks within the Tax Services division. She specialises in international taxation, with a focus on transfer pricing and international tax. Xi joined RSM in 2016 from Big Four player PwC, and focuses on tax services linked to research & development, innovation and grants. 

Rounding off the nine principals, Anthony Riding is a principal in RSM’s Ballarat office. He has significant experience in advising clients on investments, retirement planning and superannuation, as well as wealth and debt management.

Across its 30+ offices in Australia, RSM has over 150 partners and principals leading a team of 1,200 staff. The firm is a member of RSM International, with more than 43,000 the world’s sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network.