Pitcher Partners appoints five partners across three offices

16 February 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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National middle-market professional services firm Pitcher Partners has appointed five new partners across its offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, two of which have been hired externally from Big Four firms. 

Travis Lapthorne has been with Pitcher Partners for sixteen years, and now sees his commitment and track record rewarded with admission into the partnership. A partner in the Business Advisory and Assurance division, Lapthorne is an expert in audit and assurance across a range of industries, including funds management, financial services, manufacturing, property, food services and distribution, and wholesale distribution.

Yina Tang has also been promoted internally. She joined Pitcher Partners in 2007, and is a partner in the Tax Advisory practice. Based in Melbourne, she works with clients on income and corporate tax across a range of industries, including logistics, property, and financial services, to name a few.

Travis Lapthorne, Yina Tang, Jason Murphy, Murray Graham and Steven Bragg - Pitcher Partners

Jason Murphy joined Pitcher Partners in Melbourne in 2015 following a decade of valuations practice at Big Four firm PwC. A member of the Corporate Finance service line, Murphy works with owners and investors to assess the value of businesses and shares, intangible assets and employee equity instruments (share-based payment schemes).

Murray Graham is a partner in the Tax practice. He joins from EY, where he worked for over two decades, latterly as a partner in its Private Clients arm. Graham is corporate tax specialist, servicing numerous listed companies, private owned companies and works across a variety of industries ranging from professional services, engineering and mining, to consumer and industrial products.

Steven Bragg is a partner in the Tax Advisory practice. He joins from KPMG, and previously also served Deloitte – bringing over a decade of Big Four experience to the table. Bragg formerly also served Crowe and held a role in industry. He specialises in the automotive industry, providing audit, tax, mergers & acquisitions, strategy, consulting, and one-on-one mentoring to retail dealers, OEMs, distributors and suppliers. 

Commenting on the partner appointments, Chairman John Brazzale said: “As businesses navigate challenges and opportunities, it is humbling to know that Pitcher Partners is committed to making business personal for the many business owners, whom make up the engine room of Australia’s economy. Strengthening our leadership with five new partners enables us to better help and support our clients.” 

Earlier this year mid-tier rival BDO appointed eight new partners, five of which transferred from the Big Four.