Kearney appoints five new partners in Australia

04 February 2021 2 min. read
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Global strategic operations consulting firm Kearney has appointed five new partners in Australia.

Three of the new partners – Christophe Firth, Robert Harriss and Vanessa Moore – have been promoted internally, as part of a global intake of 31 new partners worldwide, the majority of which are in the United States and Europe.

Christophe Firth has been with Kearney since 2008, having previously served the BBC and Accenture among others. Initially working from Kearney’s offices in Dubai and Malaysia, he currently works out of Sydney. Firth is a partner in the TMT practice, focused on clients in the television, broadcasting and telecom sectors. He advises clients on growth, efficiency and digital transformation.

Christophe Firth, Robert Harriss, Vanessa Moore, Alasdair Johnston, David Moore

Robert Harriss has been serving Kearney for thirteen years, across two spells. In between he worked for Turner & Townsend and procurement consultancy Efficio, and most recently building materials company Boral. Hariss specialises in business model innovation, commercial deal structuring, cost transformation, operating model design and procurement.

Vanessa Moore has worked at Kearney for the past twenty two years. She specialises in helping clients with corporate strategy, operating model design and large scale transformation, with a focus on clients in the consumer products, financial services and telecom sectors.

Meanwhile, Kearney has also added two seasoned lateral hires to its partnership. Both Alasdair Johnston and David Moore brings over two decades of management consulting experience to the consulting firm. 

Alasdair Johnston joins from boutique consultancy Blue Gum Partners, where he was a partner. Before that, he worked for over a decade at McKinsey & Company in Australia and Italy, among others spearheading the launch of the firm’s Implementation business in Australia. Johnston also worked for Australian-origin rival Partners in Performance. 

At Kearney, he leads the Energy and Process Industries practice in ANZ and is the regional lead of the Mining and Metals practice. 

David Moore joins Kearney as a senior partner from PwC, where he spent the past eleven years, among others serving as Leader of the Technology practice within the Defence industry vertical. Before that, he held leadership roles at HP (five years) and Deloitte (seventeen years). Based in Sydney, Moore heads Kearney’s Government practice.

In Australia and New Zealand, Kearney is led by Adam Dixon, formerly a 14-year member of McKinsey.